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Betula pendula ‘Dalecarlica’

European white birch

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsApril & June
  • Height10m to 20m
  • Spread6m to 10m
  • Growth HabitUpright weeping
  • Flower ColourYellow, green
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Betula pendula ‘Dalecarlica’ (European white birch). A tall, slender tree with a white bark and lightly pendulous branchlets. Leaves are deeply cut ,with serrated lobes which turn into a rich golden colour in the autumn.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Tree

Other common names

Birch

Origin

Europe and Asia Minor

Interest and use

Ornamental

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilLight, Medium, Sandy, Poor quality
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They are not drought-tolerant and will perform best with a regular watering and feeding.

Propagation

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

Pests, diseases or disorders

All birches are prone to aphids, bronze birch borers and birch leaf-miners.

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