Betula albosinensis Hergest

Betula Hergest
  • Height 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
  • Growth habit: Upright
  • Bark: Brown - light

Hergest is a form of the Chinese red birch, named for the coppery red colour of its peeling striated bark.

Although it has many of the characteristics of Betula albosinensis, Hergest is thought by some to be hybrid of Betula ermanii. It was discovered at Hergest Croft Gardens on the Engish / Welsh border.

Hergest trees for sale

Order now for delivery from 23rd January

Item
Height in 10 years
Price inc. VAT
Quantity
2-year Hergest tree - in a 12L pot
4m-7m tall after 10 years
£49.95

Prices include VAT if applicable.


What will it look like?

Illustrative example of a pot-grown tree of this variety as supplied. (Approx. girth: 6/8). Trees should reach their mature height after about 10 or more years.

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Leaves may not be present during winter, and we may prune some shoots to fit the delivery carton. Size may vary during the season and between batches. The container (if supplied) is only used for transporting the tree, which should then be planted out in the garden or in a much larger patio planter (not all species are suitable for patio planting).

Hergest characteristics

Growing

  • Attractive features: Attractive bark
  • Height 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
  • Growth habit: Upright
  • Site conditions: Occasional flooding Occasional drought
  • Pruning: Do not prune
  • Gardening skill: Suitable for beginners

Identification

  • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Leaf colour - young: Green
  • Leaf colour - autumn: Yellow
  • Annual cycle: Deciduous
  • Bark: Brown - light

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