Betula ermanii

Betula ermanii

Gold birch

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Betula ermanii
  • Common name: Gold birch
  • Plant type: Tree
  • Evergreen/Deciduous: Deciduous

Height: 20m

Spread: 12m

Flower colour:
  • Yellow
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Autumn colour, Colourful bark

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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.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, Dappled shade, Partial shade
  • Aspect: North facing, East facing, South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Back
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist, Acidic

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

  • Wildlife features: Nectar/pollen rich flowers, Provides shelter/habitat

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

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