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