Betula albosinensis ‘Kansu’ Betula

Betula

Description: Betula albosinensis 'Kansu' also known as Chinese Red Barked Birch, is a one of the best forms of albosinensis species with good strong growth. The two-layered bark creates a breathtaking sight in your garden with multi-coloured copper and pink colours, flaking off to reveal the underlayers. Shiny, dark green leaves turn into buttery yellow in the autumn and yellowish-brown catkins appear during the spring.

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

Attributes

  • Tree shape: Standard
  • Do not prune
  • Drought tolerant
  • M Size: Medium
  • Leaf colour: Yellow / Green
  • Prefers acid soil
  • Chalk tolerant
  • Attractive bark
  • Wet tolerant

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