Betula utilis Wakehurst Place Chocolate

  • Height 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
  • Growth habit: Upright
  • Bark: Striated - brown

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

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

Wakehurst Place Chocolate trees for sale

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Item
Height in 10 years
Price inc. VAT
Quantity
2-year Wakehurst Place Chocolate tree - in a 12L pot
4m-7m tall after 10 years
£49.95

Prices include VAT if applicable.


Wakehurst Place Chocolate characteristics

Growing

  • Attractive features: Attractive tree / plant Attractive bark
  • Height 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
  • Growth habit: Upright
  • Growth rate: Average
  • Site conditions: Occasional flooding Occasional drought
  • Sunlight: Prefers full sun Some shade
  • Hardiness rating (RHS): H7 (more than -20C)
  • Pruning: Do not prune
  • Gardening skill: Suitable for beginners

Identification

  • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Leaf colour - young: Green
  • Annual cycle: Deciduous
  • Awards: RHS Award of Garden Merit
  • Bark: Striated - brown

Similar varieties

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