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Betula ermanii
Betula ermanii
Betula ermanii
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Available Autumn 2017 - Betula ermanii is unusual in the United Kingdom and is grown for its beautiful peeling bark which is white, tinged with pale pink and cream. Long catkins adorn the branches in late spring and the delicate, pale green leaves in spring / summer turn bright yellow in a good, crisp autumn.

An extremely hardy birch, Betula ermanii make a striking specimen, garden tree. Three of these birch can be planted close together in the same hole to create a three trunked, multi-stemmed tree (shown in the photos) if required.   

Supplied Size: Sorry, now sold out. Please call our office on (01530) 413700 to pre-order this plant.

  • Position: Full sun or partial shade.
  • Soil: Any fertile soil.
  • Hardiness: Hardy.
  • Rate of Growth: Moderate to vigorous.
  • Habit: Betula ermanii grows to be a medium sized, slender tree.
    • Height: up to  15 - 20 m
    • Spread: 10 m

Plant Video

This Betula ermanii is around 14 years old and in fact consists of three separate trees which were planted together in the same hole initially and allowed to grow together to create a splendid three trunked look.


Further Information

This beautiful birch with creamy pink bark and golden yellow autumn colours is a native of North Eastern Asia, including Eastern Russia, Manchuria, Sakhalin and Northern Japan (Hokkaido).

Betula ermanii is named in honour of a remarkable German physicist, Adolph Erman, (1806-1877), who journeyed from Berlin to Eastern Russia on foot and horseback.

He was principally interested in the earth's magnetism but recorded his fantastic adventure in a superb account of his journey titled 'Travels in Siberia Including Excursions Northwards, Down the Obi, to The Arctic Circle and Southwards to the Chinese frontier', still available as an English translation from specialist bookshops.

Extract from an information poster in our arboretum

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