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Betula x 'Edinburgh' - bark on a young tree
  • Betula x 'Edinburgh' - bark on a young tree
  • Betula x 'Edinburgh' - young 3 - 4 year old tree

Betula x 'Edinburgh'


(Himalayan Birch) New to us, Betula x 'Edinburgh' is a vigorous, upright tree with handsome white peeling bark once established.

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(Himalayan Birch) New to us, Betula x 'Edinburgh' is a vigorous, upright, reasonably narrow tree with handsome white peeling bark once established. The summer leaves are green with some yellow autumn colour before falling. A young specimen in our gardens here has bark colouring up nicely after after a few years.

Best in a position with full sun and decent drainage.

  • 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 x 'Edinburgh' grows to be a medium sized, slender tree.
    • Height: 15 m (50 ft)
    • Spread: 6 - 8 m (20 - 26 ft)
  • Notes: A cross hybrid between Betula utilis and Betula albosinensis originally found growing in Edinburgh Botanical Garden.

Data sheet

How Much Sun
Light Shade, Full Sun
Eventual Size
Tree - Medium
Growing Conditions
Soil: Acid, Soil: Not Fussy, Soil: Dry/Sandy, Site: Windy
Special Features
Catkins, Ornamental Bark, Habit - Narrow

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