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Betula utilis ‘Longtrunk’

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Features

  • BloomsMarch
  • Height15m
  • Spread12m
  • Speed of GrowthFast
  • Growth HabitUpright oval
  • Flower ColourYellow-green
  • Leaf ColourDark green, yellow

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.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Small tree

Origin

Himalayas

Interest and use

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

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -23°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • Soil pH5.0 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist or Moist

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.

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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