Betula utillis 'Park Wood'
Description: A strong-growing, upright tree with a light canopy, smooth, glossy, dark-chocolate bark and attractive glossy leaves
History: Name given to a tree growing at Hergest Croft Gardens in Herefordshire formally labelled var prattii.
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