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Betula utilis x Betula albosinensis
Edinburgh birch tree

Edinburgh is upright hybrid of the silver birch, discovered growing at the Edinburgh Botanic Gardens.

The tree grows with an upright habit, and the stem will become a pure white colour as the tree matures.

Edinburgh birch trees for sale

  • 2-year pot-grown tree £77.00
    In a 12L pot
    Very large size (4m-7m after 10 years)
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How to grow

Edinburgh should reach a height of around 6m in 10 years.

For the best appearance remove shoots lower down the stem as the tree grows in the first few years after planting. This will ensure the stem of the mature tree is clean and blemish free.

Edinburgh characteristics

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Attractive featuresAttractive tree / plantAttractive bark
  • Growth habitUpright
  • Height after 10 years5m-8m / 16ft-25ft
  • PruningDo not prune
  • Growth rateFast
  • Site conditionsOccasional floodingOccasional drought
  • Leaf colourGreen
  • Leaf colour - autumnYellow
  • BarkWhite
  • Country of originUnited Kingdom
  • Annual cycleDeciduous

Similar varieties

  • Betula utilis
    Moonbeam is an excellent form of the Himalayan birch, with the characteristic white trunk, but much smaller than other forms of this popular species.
  • Betula utilis jacquemontii
    Trinity College
    Like Edinburgh, Trinity College is also a good choice for small spaces.

What will it look like?

Illustrative example of a pot-grown tree of this variety as supplied. Approximate girth: 6/8cm. We try to keep all pot-grown trees down to about 1.5m as supplied, but some may be larger. Trees should reach their mature height after about 10 or more years.

Betula Edinburgh birch tree