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Betula pendula ‘Tristis’

European white birch

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsApril & June
  • Height15m
  • Growth HabitPendant
  • Flower ColourYellow, green
  • Leaf ColourMedium green
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Betula pendula ‘Tristis’ (European white birch). Has erect branches with a silver bark and weeping branchlets with mid-green leaves.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Tree

Other common names

Birch

Origin

Europe and Asia Minor

Interest and use

Ornamental

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  • Betula pendula ‘Tristis’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018
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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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