Betula alba pubescens
Description: Betula alba pubescens, also known as the Common White Birch or Downy Birch is a stunning variety of less weeping habit. Smooth-downy shoots, rounded dark green leaves which compliment the based white bark that peels with age. Catkins are produced in the early spring, appearing green turning into brownish-yellow. An excellent feature of bright yellow leaves in the autumn.
History: Originates from Europe, N. Asia.
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