Betula albosinensis ‘Hergest’ Betula

Betula

Parentage: Possibly Betula albosinensis x Betula ermanii

Description: Betula albosinensis 'Hergest' is a rare and beautiful selection that produces matt green, sharply toothed leaves on warty and downy shoots. The light copper-brown shiny bark has white lenticels on the branches shading to pinkish-white at the base.

History: A spontaneous seedling from Hergest Croft Gardens, Kington in Herefordshire. Received an Award of Garden Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society.

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
  • Growth rate: Fast
  • Prefers acid soil
  • Attractive bark
  • Wet tolerant

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