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Betula utilis ‘Longtrunk’

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An uncommon weeping birch, Betula utilis 'Longtrunk' has lovely peeling white bark and gracefully arching branches which reach the ground when established.

This birch is particularly beautiful when grown next to and allowed to overhang ponds or streams.

Supplied Size: 3L containers (30 - 50 cm tall, young plants only) - limited availability

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Betula utilis ‘Longtrunk’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Betula utilis ‘Longtrunk’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Pot SizeTotal Price
3 litres
£28.50

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Grower Notes

Betula utilis 'Longtrunk' has a fairly stiff weeping habit and benefits from being grown up a long cane to the required height in the first few years.

Once the supporting cane is removed it will weep from that height, making it suitable for smaller gardens as the height can be easily controlled.

For best effect, the bark should be scrubbed gently with a hand brush and water once a year. This removes any green algae or grime and helps to restore the colour.

Position: Full sun or light, dappled shade.
Soil: Any well drained, fertile soil.
Hardiness: Hardy.
Rate of Growth: Slow to moderate
Habit: Betula utilis 'Longtrunk' grows to be a small weeping tree.
Height: up to 6 m (20 ft) - or until the supporting cane is removed.
Spread: 4 m (13 ft)

Plant Finder: about Betula utilis ‘Longtrunk’

Description

Betula utilis ‘Longtrunk’. This tree has the pure white bark of the Jacquemontii cultivar and a weeping habit, whilst still maintaining an upright over-all form.

Cultivation

Provide support for young trees. Gently wash the algae off the trunks by hand on an annual basis to maintain the pure white colour of the bark.

Interest and use

Grown for it's habit and winter interest, as well as for shade.

Italics = data drawn from parent genus or species

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Betula utilis ‘Longtrunk’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017
  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -23°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • Soil pH5.0 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist or Moist

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