Acidic / Clay / Heavy / Moist / Well Drained / Light / Sandy
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.
Betula ermanii 'Kwanak Weeping' has a gentle weeping habit.
Like all birches – including our native silver birch Betula pendula – Betula ermanii 'Kwanak Weeping' 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.
Betula ‘Kwanak weeping’ and wildlife
Betula ‘Kwanak weeping’ is known for attracting bees and birds. It has nectar/pollen rich flowers and provides shelter and habitat.
Is Betula ‘Kwanak weeping’ poisonous?
Betula ‘Kwanak weeping’ has no toxic effects reported.