Betula ermanii

Erman's birch

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Key information

Plant type

Deciduous tree

Flower colour



Autumn colour, Colourful bark, Cones, Flowers



Skill level


Betula ermanii

Plant details

Erman's birch, Betula ermanii, is a rarely grown but beautiful birch which makes a medium-sized specimen tree. Its snowy white bark often has a tinge of pink and stands out well at all times of year but especially when leafless in winter. Long catkins appear with the green leaves in spring, and the foliage often turns golden yellow in the autumn.

Like all birches, Betula ermanii thrives in most situations, but for best results grow in moist but well-drained soil in sun to partial shade. It can be grown on its own as a focal point in the garden, or in groups.

Family: Betulaceae

Genus: Betula

Species: ermanii

Plant type: Deciduous tree

Flower colour: Yellow

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Autumn colour, Colourful bark, Cones, Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Acidic, Moist, Sandy

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 2000cm

Spread: 1200cm

Time to plant seeds: September to October

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