Betula nigra ‘Black Star’ Betula

Betula

Description: Betula nigra 'Black Star' is one of the more striking river birch available with an excellent display of papery, peeling pinkish bark which developes with age to create more variety in colour. A neat growth habit, forming an airy canopy of glossy green foliage that turns yellow in the autumn.

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

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