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Wakehurst Place Chocolate

Betula utilis
Wakehurst Place Chocolate has received the RHS Award of Garden Merit

This example of the Himalayan Birch is named for its superb peeling chocolate-coloured striated bark.

Wakehurst Place Chocolate birch trees for sale

  • 2-year pot-grown tree £57.95
    In a 12L pot
    Very large size (4m-7m after 10 years)
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History

This form of Betula utilis is named after Wakehurst Place in Sussex, where it was first discovered.

Wakehurst Place Chocolate characteristics

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • AwardsRHS AGM (current) 2012
  • Attractive featuresAttractive tree / plantAttractive bark
  • Growth habitUpright
  • Height after 10 years3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
  • SunlightPrefers full sunSome shade
  • PruningDo not prune
  • Growth rateAverage
  • Site conditionsOccasional floodingOccasional drought
  • Leaf colourGreen
  • BarkStriated - brown
  • Country of originUnited Kingdom
  • Annual cycleDeciduous

Similar varieties

  • See also Darkness
    Betula utilis
    Darkness
    This birch features speckled dark bark and an upright habit.