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BETULA nigra

Commonly known as Black birch, River birch

Purplish orange bark in more mature trees
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Whip £27.50 each

H/Std £55.00 each

Delivery Information Normally 3 - 5 days
Courier Only due to the size of this plant.
plant size comparison icon 10 to 15 Litre
  • Deciduous - diamond-shaped, glossy, mid- to dark-green leaves to 8cm (3in) long turn yellow in autumn.
  • Height - 18m (60ft)
  • Spread - 12m (40ft)
  • Tree - tree with shaggy, red-brown bark, peeling in layers when young and becoming fissured with age. Yellow-brown male catkins to 8cm (3in) long in early spring.
  • 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.
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - wildlife plant - insects, birds
  • Ornamental bark
  • Pests & Diseases - birch borers, birch leaf mining sawfly, aphids, birch rust, mildew, honey fungus
  • Place of origin - eastern United States of America.
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy -
  • 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
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  • Winter
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil -
  • Tree Shape - Broadly conical -
  • Wildlife - Bee friendly -
  • Bird friendly
  • Rabbit Resistant
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tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  12m (40ft)
 

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