Betula utilis 'Edinburgh'
Parentage: Betula utilis x Betula albosinensis var. septentrionalis.
Description: Betula utilis 'Edinburgh' is a recent addition to the birch family, noted for it's vigour and upright habit. Eventually developing a striking white bark, this selection is also ideal for a multi-stemmed tree. Glossy green leaves appear during the spring alongside the dark brown catkins. A lovely display of yellow autumn colour contrasting well with the white bark.
History: Found in the nursery of The Edinburgh Botanic Gardens.
Betula Growing Tips: They will succeed on most soils with certain species happy even in wet sites. Although tolerant of chalk soils they will not reach a maximum size in these conditions. Best planted in a full sun position.
Height and Spread (after 10 years) : 6m x 4m