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A picture of a Birch

Birch

Betula lenta

Also known as

Cherry birch

Photo by CandideUK (All rights reserved)

Full Sun
Light watering
Frost Hardy

H5

RHS hardiness

-15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Birch Overview

This conical tree has dark red-brown to grey bark and scaly almost black when mature. Its aromatic shoots bear ovate, matt, yellow-green leaves which may turn to yellow in autumn.

Common problems with Birch

How to propagate Birch

Grafting

Propagation is by grafting in late winter.

Cuttings

Softwood cuttings in the early summer.

Other uses of Birch

Grown for the bark and autumn colour.