Betula ermanii ‘Polar Bear’ Betula

Betula

Description: Betula ermanii 'Polar Bear' is a very strong growing tree that quickly develops a pure white trunk. After some years and with a little imagination this tree starts to resemble the polar bear of it's name with it's typical heavy branch structure. The dark green leaves emerge alongside the long, yellowish-brown catkins. An attractive golden autumn colour compliments the white exfoliating bark making it the perfect all year round tree.

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) : 12m x 8m

Attributes

  • Tree shape: Standard
  • Do not prune
  • Drought tolerant
  • L Size: Large
  • Growth rate: Fast
  • Leaf colour: Yellow / Green
  • Prefers acid soil
  • Chalk tolerant
  • Attractive bark
  • Autumn colour
  • Wet tolerant

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