Betula papyrifera 'Saint George'
(Canoe or Paper Birch) An unusual medium sized, deciduous tree which gradually develops pale bronze and white peeling bark once established.
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An unusual medium sized, deciduous tree which gradually develops pale bronze and white peeling bark once established. The summer leaves are dark green in colour turning golden-yellow in autumn before falling and can stay on the tree for a long time in the absence of strong winds or storms.
Best autumn colour once established if planted in a position with plenty of sun.
- Position: Full sun or light, dappled shade.
- Soil: Most well drained, fertile soil. Will tolerate mild alkaline soils.
- Hardiness: Hardy.
- Rate of Growth: Moderate to vigorous
- Habit: Medium sized to large, slender, branching tree.
- Height: 10 - 12 m (32 - 40 ft)
- Spread: 6 - 8 m (20 - 26 ft)
- How Much Sun
- Full Sun
- Eventual Size
- Tree - Medium
- Growing Conditions
- Soil: Acid, Soil: Not Fussy, Site: Windy, Soil: Alkaline
- Special Features
- Autumn Colour, Ornamental Bark, Rare and Unusual