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Wakehurst Place Chocolate

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

Betula utilis

Wakehurst Place Chocolate birch trees for sale

  • 2-year pot-grown tree £49.95
    In a 12L pot
    Very large size (4m-7m after 10 years)
Next deliveries

Deliveries from week commencing 30th March (where items shown in stock).


History

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

Wakehurst Place Chocolate characteristics

  • AwardsRHS Award of Garden Merit
  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Attractive featuresAttractive tree / plantAttractive bark
  • Growth habitUpright
  • Height after 10 years3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
  • Leaf colour - summerGreen
  • SunlightPrefers full sunSome shade
  • PruningDo not prune
  • Growth rateAverage
  • Site conditionsOccasional floodingOccasional drought
  • 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.