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Betula pendula ‘Youngii’

European white birch

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  • Betula pendula ‘Youngii’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018
  • Betula pendula ‘Youngii’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018
  • Betula pendula ‘Youngii’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018

Features

  • Blooms & FruitsApril & June
  • Height5m to 15m
  • Spread6m to 9m
  • Growth HabitUpright weeping
  • Flower ColourYellow shades
  • Leaf ColourGreen shades
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Betula pendula ‘Youngii’ (European white birch). This grows like a weeping willow with no leading shoot. Bears diamond-shaped, grey-green leaves.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Tree

Origin

Europe and Asia Minor

Interest and use

Ornamental Spring interest.

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  • Betula pendula ‘Youngii’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018
  • Betula pendula ‘Youngii’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018
  • Betula pendula ‘Youngii’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018

Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -45°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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