Betula ermanii ‘Mount Zao Purple’ Betula

Betula

Description: An unusual tree with dark purple and orange, peeling bark and prominent horizontal lenticels creating an almost striped appearance. The mid-green leaves turn yellow-orange in autumn.

History: Named after Mount Zao volcano in Japan.

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 2m

Attributes

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

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