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Betula medwediewii ‘Gold Bark’

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Features

  • BloomsMarch
  • Height3m
  • Spread2m
  • Speed of GrowthSlow
  • Growth HabitBranched oval
  • Flower ColourYellow-green
  • Leaf ColourMid green, golden yellow
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Betula medwediewii ‘Gold Bark’. This small, bushy tree hails from the harsh climates of the Transcaucasus and has golden brown bark and bright golden yellow leaves in the autumn.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Small tree

Origin

Borders of Iran, Turkey and Russia.

Interest and use

Attractive bark and autumn foliage colour.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • Soil pH5.0 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist, Dry or Moist

Cultivation

Tolerates cold, exposed positions and dry soils.

Propagation

Propagation is by grafting in late winter or by softwood cuttings in the early summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Aphids, sawfly, honey fungus and mildew may cause problems.

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