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A picture of a Ermans birch

Ermans birch

Betula ermanii 'Grayswood Hill'

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Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H7

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

20m

Max

13m

15m

Min

7m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Ermans birch Overview

One of the finest birch from N.E Asia and Japan, first cultivated in the 1880s. it is an elegant and vigorous medium to large tree with green, often heart-shaped and clearly veined leaves. These appear early in spring, together with yellow-brown male catkins, and turn shades of yellow in autumn. The trunk and branches can seem almost luminescent in winter light. An outstanding garden tree with peeling, creamy-white bark that has distinctive pinky horizontal lenticels. It grows well on most soils and will keep a conical shape if the leader is retained.

Common problems with Ermans birch

How to propagate Ermans birch

Seed

Sow the seeds in the autumn.

Cuttings

By softwood cuttings in the summer.

Other uses of Ermans birch

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