Hergest is a form of the Chinese red birch, named for the coppery red colour of its peeling striated bark.
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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.
Illustrative example of a pot-grown tree of this variety as supplied.
Approximate girth: 6/8cm.
Trees should reach their mature height after about 10 or more years.