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Betula uti Buddha

Betula utillis 'Buddha'


Description: A fast growing medium sized tree, with attractive pinkish brown copper bark, thinly washed with white and heavily-veined, large, glossy leaves.

History: Raised from seed collected by Tony Schilling in the Khumbu region of Nepal in 1976. Introduced by Bridgemere Nursery in 1994. Received the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.

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 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