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  • Ermin's birch
  • Eventual height: 20m
  • Eventual spread: 12m

Betula ermanii 'Grayswood Hill'

Ermin's birch

RHS award of garden merit £74.99
Pot size 10 lt pot (1.5-1.8m)
10 lt pot (1.5-1.8m)
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  • Position: full sun or lightly dappled shade
  • Soil: moderately fertile, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: fast-growing
  • Flowering period: March
  • Flower colour: yellowy-brown male catkins
  • Other features: graceful pendant branches and attractive white bark
  • Hardiness: fully hardy


    Dark green leaves which turn attractive shades of yellow in autumn. This vigorous tree has pure white bark which looks stunning in winter and in spring, yellow-brown male catkins are produced. This is a lovely tree that can cope with most soils and even exposed gardens, though it does get to be a large tree. The white bark, develops fully when the tree is around 8 years old.

    All the Betulas we supply are single-stemmed, but they can be planted close together to creat a multi-stemmed effect.

  • Garden care: Birches dont need much pruning, but you may want to remove any diseased or crossing branches. It is essential that any pruning work is carried out between late summer to mid winter as the sap will 'bleed' heavily at other times. When planting incorporate lots of well-rotted garden compost in the planting and stake well.

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