Betula albosinensis 'Hergest'
Parentage: Possibly Betula albosinensis x Betula ermanii
Description: Betula albosinensis 'Hergest' is a rare and beautiful selection that produces matt green, sharply toothed leaves on warty and downy shoots. The light copper-brown shiny bark has white lenticels on the branches shading to pinkish-white at the base.
History: A spontaneous seedling from Hergest Croft Gardens, Kington in Herefordshire. Received an Award of Garden Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society.
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