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Betula ermanii (Erman's birch)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
15m
Max height
12m
Max spread
20-50 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Betula ermanii

Other names

Erman's birch

Genus

Betula Betula

Species

B. ermanii - B. ermanii is a tree with pale green leaves and long catkins. Grown for its beautiful peeling bark which is white, tinged with pale pink and cream.


Betula ermanii is: Deciduous

Tree shape

Open branched, Slender, Broadly conical

Flower

Yellow-brown in Spring

Foliage

Green in Summer; Yellow in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Leaf-mining sawflies , Sawflies Aphids , Leaf-mining sawflies , Sawflies

Honey fungus , Leaf spot , Birch rust Honey fungus , Leaf spot , Birch rust

General care

Propagation methods

Grafting, Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Betula ermanii (Erman's birch) will reach a height of 15m and a spread of 12m after 20-50 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, Foliage only, Woodland

Cultivation

Grows well in a wide range of soils and situations.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Betula ermanii

Other names

Erman's birch

Genus

Betula Betula

Species

B. ermanii - B. ermanii is a tree with pale green leaves and long catkins. Grown for its beautiful peeling bark which is white, tinged with pale pink and cream.

Foliage

Deciduous

Tree shape

Open branched, Slender, Broadly conical


Colour

Flower

Yellow-brown in Spring

Foliage

Green in Summer; Yellow in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Leaf-mining sawflies , Sawflies

Specific diseases

Honey fungus , Leaf spot , Birch rust

General care

Propagation methods

Grafting, Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Betula ermanii (Erman's birch) will reach a height of 15m and a spread of 12m after 20-50 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, Foliage only, Woodland

Cultivation

Grows well in a wide range of soils and situations.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7

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This plant is featured at Chelsea Flower Show 2009

Betula ermanii (Erman's birch) has been used in The HESCO Garden by Leeds City Council for Chelsea Flower Show 2009. read more

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