(Monarch Birch) A rare species of Birch in the UK, Betula maximowicziana is native to Japan and has very large leaves, lush green in the summer and turning clear yellow before falling in autumn.
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A rare species of Birch in the UK, Betula maximowicziana is native to Japan and has very large leaves, lush green in the summer and turning clear yellow before falling in autumn. Established plants produce ornamental catkins. The bark tends to be quite dark, slowly turning grey or white as it matures.
An unusual hardy specimen tree which although hardy will appreciate a position sheltered from the worst of the wind, where the large leaves will develop to best effect.
- Position: Full sun or partial shade.
- Soil: Any fertile soil.
- Hardiness: Hardy.
- Rate of Growth: Moderate to vigorous.
- Habit: All though large in its native habitat, Betula maximowicziana is more inclined to grow into a small or or eventually medium sized tree in the UK, usually pyramidal when young, spreading once mature.
- Height: up to 10 - 15 m
- Spread: 10 m
- How Much Sun
- Full Sun, Partial or Dappled Shade
- Mature Size
- Tree - Medium (20 - 50 ft tall)
- Growing Conditions
- Soil Type: Acid, Soil Type: Most Soils (not to fussy), Soil Type: Dry / Sandy
- Special Features
- Autumn Colour, Catkins
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