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BETULA utilis ssp. albosinensis 'Pink Champagne'

Commonly known as Chinese red-barked birch

Beautiful pale pink peeling bark softened with a white bloom. A slender tree with a spreading crown
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Available late spring to early summer 2022 - Spring according to the Met Office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore late spring is mid-April onwards. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
Whip £30.00 each 

Delivery Information Available late spring to early summer 2022
plant size comparison icon 2 to 3 Litre

 

  • Deciduous - tapered, glossy leaves to 7cm (3in) long, deep-green above, lighter beneath, turning yellow in autumn
  • Height - 10-15m (33-50ft)
  • Spread - to 10m (33ft)
  • Tree - moderately vigorous slender tree. Produces yellow-brown catkins to 6cm (2½in) long in spring with the leaves
  • 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 - light, dappled shade
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - wildlife plant - insects and birds
  • Ornamental bark
  • Pests & Diseases - birch borers, birch leaf mining sawfly, aphids, birch rust, mildew, honey fungus
  • Place of origin - western China
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy -
  • Leaf margin - Serrate - see photos above
  • Leaf shape - 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 - Broadly conical -
  • Wildlife - Bee friendly -
  • Bird friendly
  • Rabbit Resistant
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10-15m (33-50ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  to 10m (33ft)
 

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