Betula utilis ‘Nepalese Orange’ Betula

Betula

Description: Betula utilis 'Nepalese Orange' is an attractice, unusual form with rich orange, smooth and freely peeling bark, with noticeable horizontal bands of lenticels. The green foliage creates a light canopy of dappled shape accompanied by yellow catkins in the spring. A very hardy variety!

History: Selected by Kenneth Ashbuurner and raised from seed and collected in Topke Gola, E Nepal in 1971.

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

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

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