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Dwarf Birch

Betula nana

Also known as

Arctic Birch, Alpine Birch, Bog Birch, Shrub Birch, Swamp Birch, Rock birch, Birch

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H7

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1m

Max

1.25m

20cm

Min

1m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Dwarf Birch Overview

This shrub species is also known as the dwarf birch and it is found in the tundra of the Arctic. Grows to just over a metre tall, with coppery-red coloured bark and rounded foliage edged with blunt teeth. Displays attractive colouring, with the leaves turning red in autumn. Non-showy yellow-green, male flowers and red-green, female flowers are produced separately on the same plant, both arranged in catkin structures and these are wind pollinated.

Common problems with Dwarf Birch

How to propagate Dwarf Birch

Grafting

Propagation is by grafting in late winter.

Cuttings

Softwood cuttings in the early summer.

Other uses of Dwarf Birch

Specimen