Description: Betula 'Haywood' is a sister of Betula 'Hergest' suspect parentage is ermanii x albosinensis. A good vigorous form with dark coppery brown bark from an early age. The dark green leaves emerge alongside the long, yellowish-brown catkins. An attractive golden autumn colour compliments the white exfoliating bark making it the perfect all year round tree.
History: Found as a chance seedling at Hergest Croft Gardens, Herefordshire.
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