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Hergest

Betula Hergest

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

Betula albosinensis

Hergest birch trees for sale

  • 2-year pot-grown tree £49.95
    In a 12L pot
    Very large size (4m-7m after 10 years)
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Deliveries from week commencing 6th April (where items shown in stock).


History

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 characteristics

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Attractive featuresAttractive bark
  • Growth habitUpright
  • Height after 10 years3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
  • Leaf colour - autumnYellow
  • Leaf colour - summerGreen
  • PruningDo not prune
  • Site conditionsOccasional floodingOccasional drought
  • BarkBrown - light
  • Country of originUnited Kingdom
  • Annual cycleDeciduous

What will it look like?

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.

Betula alba Fascination birch tree

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  • Betula Hergest