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Betula uti Forest Blush
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Betula utilis 'Forest Blush'


Description: Betula utilis 'Forest Blush' produces a very fine, smooth white bark with a hint of pink. Slender growth and light shading. Attractive elegant green leaves appear during the spring accompanied by long, yellowish-brown catkins. Lovely yellow colours in the autumn contrast nicely with the striking winter bark.

History: Selected from seed by George Forrest in Yunnan, China in 1905. Selected and named by Brian Humphrey. Received an Award of Garden Merit from the Royal Horitcultural 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

General attributes

Award-winning Award-winning
Text Yellow Green Foliage
Text Pendulous

Ornamental attributes

Medium tree size after 10 years Medium tree size after 10 years
Attractive bark Attractive bark
Prefers acid soil Prefers acid soil
Chalk tolerant Chalk tolerant
Clay tolerant Clay tolerant
Drought tolerant Drought tolerant
Wet tolerant Wet tolerant
Don't prune Don't prune