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White Chocolate

Betula ermanii

White Chocolate is a fast growing birch tree with a bright white stem.

The bark is pale brown on juvenile trees, and becomes white when the tree is around 3-5 years old.

White Chocolate is a good choice if you want a white-stemmed birch tree but don't have much space, as its mature height is only around 4m or so, and it has a narrow pyramidal habit.

The small green leaves taken on yellow hues in the autumn.

White Chocolate birch trees for sale

  • 3-year pot-grown tree £75.00
    In a 12L pot
    Large size (3m-5m after 10 years)
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How to grow

For best results plant in full sun - however partial shade is also tolerated.

White Chocolate characteristics

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Attractive featuresAttractive tree / plantAttractive barkAutumn foliage colour
  • Growth habitUprightPyramidal
  • Height after 10 years3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
  • SunlightPrefers full sun
  • Growth rateFast
  • Leaf colourGreen
  • Leaf colour - autumnOrange / GoldYellow
  • Leaf/Flower sequenceLeaves and Flowers appear together
  • BarkWhite
  • Country of originNetherlands
  • Annual cycleDeciduous

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