Betula ermanii 'Kwanak Weeping'

Betula ermanii ‘Kwanak Weeping’

Erman's birch

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

Plant does not fruit in January

Plant does not fruit in February

Plant does fruit in March

Plant does fruit in April

Plant does not fruit in May

Plant does not fruit in June

Plant does not fruit in July

Plant does not fruit in August

Plant does not fruit in September

Plant does not fruit in October

Plant does not fruit in November

Plant does not fruit in December

  • Botanical name: Betula ermanii 'Kwanak Weeping'
  • Common name: Erman's birch
  • Family: Betulaceae
  • Plant Type: Tree, Deciduous
Flower colour:

Green

Foliage colour:

Green

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.

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Betula ermanii ‘Kwanak Weeping’ has a gentle weeping habit. 

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Like all birches, 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.

How to grow Betula 'Kwanak Weeping'

  • Plant size

    20m height

    12m spread

  • Aspect

    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 / acidic

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
Sow
Sow

Do not Sow in January

Do not Sow in February

Do not Sow in March

Do not Sow in April

Do not Sow in May

Do not Sow in June

Do not Sow in July

Do not Sow in August

Do Sow in September

Do Sow in October

Do not Sow in November

Do not Sow in December

Plant
Plant

Do Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do 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 not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do Plant in November

Do Plant in December

Fruits
Fruits

Plant does not fruit in January

Plant does not fruit in February

Plant does fruit in March

Plant does fruit in April

Plant does not fruit in May

Plant does not fruit in June

Plant does not fruit in July

Plant does not fruit in August

Plant does not fruit in September

Plant does not fruit in October

Plant does not fruit in November

Plant does not fruit in December

Collect seeds
Collect seeds

Do not Collect seeds in January

Do not Collect seeds in February

Do not Collect seeds in March

Do not Collect seeds in April

Do not Collect seeds in May

Do not Collect seeds in June

Do not Collect seeds in July

Do not Collect seeds in August

Do not Collect seeds in September

Do Collect seeds in October

Do Collect seeds in November

Do not Collect seeds in December

Betula 'Kwanak Weeping' and wildlife

Betula 'Kwanak Weeping' 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 'Kwanak Weeping' poisonous?

Betula 'Kwanak Weeping' 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