Betula albosinensis 'Conyngham'


(Chinese Red Birch) This graceful selection of Chinese Birch is thought to have arisen as a seed of Betula albosinensis 'Septentrionalis' and has beautiful pink and silvery-pink bark that fades to cream and white.

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This graceful selection of Chinese Birch is thought to have arisen as a seed of Betula albosinensis 'Septentrionalis' and has beautiful pink and silvery-pink bark..

Betula albosinensis 'Conyngham' is also notable for having exceptionally long, yellow-green catkins which hang from its branches in late spring. An excellent small to medium sized tree that can be grown as a single or multistemmed specimen.

  • Position: Full sun or light, dappled shade.
  • Soil: Any fertile soil.
  • Hardiness: Hardy.
  • Rate of Growth: Vigorous (moderate if grown as a multi-stemmed tree)
  • Habit: Betula albosinensis 'Conyngham' grows to be a medium sized tree with a slender habit.
    • Height: 15 m (50 ft)
    • Spread: 10 m (32 ft)

Data sheet

How Much Sun
Full Sun, Partial or Dappled Shade
Mature Size
Tree - Medium (20 - 50 ft tall)
Growing Conditions
Special: Windy & Exposed, Soil Type: Acid, Soil Type: Most Soils (not to fussy)
Special Features
Ornamental Bark / Colourful Winter Stems, Catkins

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