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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)
    Out of 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

  • Growing

    • Gardening skill:Beginner
    • Attractive features:Attractive bark
    • Growth habit:Upright
    • Height after 10 years:3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
    • Leaf colour - autumn:Yellow
    • Leaf colour - summer:Green
    • Pruning:Do not prune
    • Site conditions:Occasional floodingOccasional drought
  • Identification

    • Bark:Brown - light
    • Country of origin:United Kingdom
    • Annual cycle:Deciduous

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.

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  • Betula Hergest