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Betula szechuanica

Birch

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Features

  • BloomsMarch
  • Height10m to 20m
  • Spread5m to 10m
  • Growth HabitUpright conical
  • Flower ColourYellow-green
  • Leaf ColourBluish green

Description

Betula szechuanica (Birch). This species of conical will produce white bark when mature. The leaves are ovate and dark blue-green; they will turn golden yellow in the summer. It will produce yellow-green catkins in the early spring.

Characteristics

Deciduous, Tree

Origin

S.W. China

Interest and use

Grown for the bark and autumn colour.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained, Sandy
  • Soil pH5.0 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

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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