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(Chinese Red Birch)

Betula albosinensis Fascination is a beautiful tree which makes a great alternative to the commonly used Betula Jacquemontii.

With a mature height of 10-12m, this medium sized tree has an upright, uniform habit and for a Birch is quite dense in the foliage which makes it a great selection if being used for screening.

The most attractive feature is the bark which is white with dark branches and peels, like a typical Betula, to reveal a creamy cinnamon coloured underside. In autumn and winter months, with low sunlight reflecting off it, this really is a stunning characteristic.

The foliage of Betula Fascination is dark green and triangular in shape with a serrated margin. In autumn it turns golden yellow. In spring, at the same time as the foliage emerges, the catkins also appear. Yellow in colour, they hang in small groups from the branches.

Betula albosinensis is tolerant of a wide range of conditions and soil types though does not like to be waterlogged. In our opinion, it should be planted in a sunny, prominent position to really make the most of its beauty!

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Plant Profile

Name: Betula albosinensis ‘Fascination’

Common name: Chinese Red Birch

Family: Betulaceae

Height: 10-12m

Demands: Tolerant of most soil conditions except waterlogged

Foliage: Dark green, triangular with a serrated edge

Flower: Yellow catkins appear in early spring with the foliage

Bark: Beautifully attractive bark, creamy white and peeling to reveal coppery hues underneath

Download Betula albosinensis 'Fascination' info sheet

FACT: Betula albosinensis Fascination was originally classified as Betula utilis.

Betula Fascination bark, stunning in winter

Betula Fascination bark, stunning in winter

Upright uniform habit of Chinese Red Birch

Upright uniform habit of Chinese Red Birch

Golden autumn colour

Golden autumn colour

Chinese Red Birch bark

Chinese Red Birch bark

18-20-25cm standards

18-20-25cm standards

Betula Fascination, semi mature standards

Betula Fascination, semi mature standards

4m feathered specimens in air-pots

4m feathered specimens in air-pots

Foliage and catkins in spring

Foliage and catkins in spring

 


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