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Betula Whiteness

Betula 'Whiteness'


Description: Betula 'Whiteness' is a strong growing variety that produces a broad, spreading growth shape. It will take 2-3 years to show it's striking, bright white bark. In the spring, a display of green foliage appears turning to a golden yellow in the autumn, just before leaf fall.

History: Originating from ‘Ness’ Gardens as a good utilis type although this species has not been confirmed.

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
Autumn colour Autumn colour
Prefers acid soil Prefers acid soil
Drought tolerant Drought tolerant
Wet tolerant Wet tolerant
Don't prune Don't prune