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Betula albosinensis ‘Fascination’

Chinese silver birch

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Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Betula albosinensis 'Fascination'
  • Common name: Chinese silver birch
  • Family: Betulaceae
  • Plant Type: Tree, Deciduous
Foliage colour:

Green

Betula albosinensis, or Chinese silver birch, is a medium-sized deciduous tree with an open crown, giving it a handsome appearance. However its most fetching feature is its bark, which shines with a burnished copper gleam in different shades of rose, pink and purple. The bark peels gracefully, offering a contrasting honey or reddish-maroon backing with a grey bloom.

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Betula albosinensis ‘Fascination’ has larger and darker green leaves than the species, which appear in April with yellow catkins up to 10cm in length. Like all birches, Betula albosinensis ‘Fascination’ thrives in most situations, but for best results grow in moist but well-drained soil in sun to partial shade.

How to grow Betula 'Fascination'

  • Plant size

    18m height

    10m spread

  • Aspect

    North facing, east facing, south facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Back

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, dappled shade, partial shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / clay / heavy / moist

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do not Plant in May

Do not Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do Plant in October

Do Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does flower in March

Plant does flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Betula 'Fascination' and wildlife

Betula 'Fascination' is known for attracting bees and birds. It nectar-pollen-rich-flowers and provides shelter and habitat.

Attractive to Bees

Does not attract Beneficial insects

Attractive to Birds

Does not attract Butterflies​/​Moths

Does not attract Other pollinators

Is Betula 'Fascination' poisonous?

Betula 'Fascination' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People