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Betula nana

Dwarf birch

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsMarch & March
  • Height0.2m to 1m
  • Spread1m to 1.25m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourGreen brown
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Betula nana (Dwarf birch). This birch is a low shrub which grows about 65-125cm high. It will produce small leaves.

Characteristics

Deciduous, Shrub

Other common names

Rock birch, Birch

Origin

Northern Canada

Interest and use

Specimen

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Poor quality
  • Soil pH5.0 to 8.0
  • WaterMoist

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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