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Betula ‘Jermyns’

Birch

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Features

  • BloomsApril
  • Growth HabitUpright weeping
  • Flower ColourYellow
  • Leaf ColourMid-green

Description

Betula ‘Jermyns’ (Birch). This deciduous, upright, open tree has peeling, bright white bark which is especially striking during winter. It has oval mid-green leaves with serrated edges. Long, elegant yellow, male catkins are borne in spring.

Characteristics

Deciduous, Tree

Interest and use

Grown for the bark and autumn colour.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH5.0 to 8.0
  • WaterDry

Cultivation

They are fully hardy. You will need to plant in a sunny position in any moist and well drained soil; some species will prefer acidic soil. The young trees should be transplanted in the autumn.

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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