BETULA 'Royal Frost'

Commonly known as Purple birch

White stem, reddish leaves at first turning to a dramatic yellow in autumn
Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
    Tapered leaves to 12cm (5in) long.
  • Height
    10-12m (33-40ft)
  • Spread
    10m (33ft)
  • Tree
    Vigorous, upright tree with cinnamon tinted, peeling bark and a slightly pendulous habit. Bark becomes white in 3-4 years as the tree matures.
  • Hardy - very cold winter
    Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
    Dappled shade

BETULA 'Royal Frost'

 
H/Std £65.00 each 
  • Additional Features
    Ornamental bark
    Pests & Diseases
    Birch borers, birch leaf mining sawfly, aphids, birch rust, mildew, honey fungus
    Place of origin
    Garden origin. USA.
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Dentate
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Oblong
    (see photos above)
    Ovate
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

    RHS group 1
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Spring
    Summer
    Winter
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
  • Tree Shape
    Narrowly columnar
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
    Bird friendly
    Rabbit Resistant
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10-12m (33-40ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  10m (33ft)
 

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