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Betula uti Nepalese Orange

Betula utilis 'Nepalese Orange'


Description: Betula utilis 'Nepalese Orange' is an attractice, unusual form with rich orange, smooth and freely peeling bark, with noticeable horizontal bands of lenticels. The green foliage creates a light canopy of dappled shape accompanied by yellow catkins in the spring. A very hardy variety!

History: Selected by Kenneth Ashbuurner and raised from seed and collected in Topke Gola, E Nepal in 1971.

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

Text Green Foliage
Text Traditional

Ornamental attributes

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