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Betula albosinensis

White Chinese birch

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Key information

Plant type

Deciduous tree

Feature

Autumn colour, Colourful bark

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Experienced

photo by bbc.co.uk/gardening

Plant details

Its open crown gives this tree a handsome outline, but its most fetching feature is without doubt its bark which shines with a burnished copper gleam in different shades of rose, pink and purple. It peels gracefully, offering a contrasting honey or reddish-maroon backing with a grey bloom. The leaves are oval to lance-shaped and pale green. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

Family: Betulaceae

Genus: Betula

Species: albosinensis

Plant type: Deciduous tree

Foliage colour: Light green

Feature: Autumn colour, Colourful bark

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 3000cm

Spread: 2250cm


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