Answer: a shingle path. You would think that a shingle path would be a barren desert, as far as seedlings are concerned, wouldn't you? However, nothing is…
You will need to grow in a moderately fertile moist well-drained soil with full light or a little shade.
Sow the seeds in the autumn, or by softwood cuttings in the summer.
Pests, diseases or disorders
Watch out for birch rust, honey fungus, aphids mildew and sawfly.