Betula utilis ‘Forest Blush’ Betula

Betula

Description: Betula utilis 'Forest Blush' produces a very fine, smooth white bark with a hint of pink. Slender growth and light shading. Attractive elegant green leaves appear during the spring accompanied by long, yellowish-brown catkins. Lovely yellow colours in the autumn contrast nicely with the striking winter bark.

History: Selected from seed by George Forrest in Yunnan, China in 1905. Selected and named by Brian Humphrey. Received an Award of Garden Merit from the Royal Horitcultural 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

  • Leaf colour: Yellow / Green
  • Wet tolerant
  • Leaf colour: Yellow Green
  • Prefers acid soil
  • Drought tolerant
  • Tree shape: Standard
  • Chalk tolerant
  • M Size: Medium
  • Attractive bark
  • Do not prune

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