Betula alba pubescens Betula

Betula

Description: Betula alba pubescens, also known as the Common White Birch or Downy Birch is a stunning variety of less weeping habit. Smooth-downy shoots, rounded dark green leaves which compliment the based white bark that peels with age. Catkins are produced in the early spring, appearing green turning into brownish-yellow. An excellent feature of bright yellow leaves in the autumn.

History: Originates from Europe, N. Asia.

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

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

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