Betula costata ‘Daleside’ Betula

Betula

Description: Betula costata 'Daleside' is a variety which creates smooth, white creamy bark is comparable to the best of white utilis forms. Peels in large sheets, revealing the under-layer. Dark green leaves appear during the spring alongside the long green catkins that turn yellowish-brown.

History: Selected from a beautiful seedling at Daleside Nursery in Harrogate.

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
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • M Size: Medium
  • Prefers acid soil
  • Attractive bark
  • Autumn colour
  • Wet tolerant

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