Betula albosinensis ‘Red Panda’ Betula

Betula

Description: Betula albosinensis 'Red Panda' is a superb strong growing, upright form of birch. Coppery-pink early peeling bark exposes grey and purple shades underneath. The oval, tapering dark green leaves turn into an attractive buttery yellow during the autumn followed by hanging, yellowish-brown catkins in the spring as the new leaves open.

History: Grown at Wakehurst from seed collected from Steven Sponberg in Huberi in 1980.

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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