(Erman’s Birch /
Betula ermanii is a shallow rooting medium sized, hardy tree, sometime multi-stemmed, with peeling creamy-white bark on the trunk, papery brown bark on the branches. Coarsely toothed, conspicuously veined ovate leaves turn bright yellow in autumn; male catkins open with the leaves.
Attractive in all seasons, particularly so in winter, especially if set amongst dark evergreens. It has a broadly conical to oval crown which becomes increasingly rounded in maturity. There are many variations producing a variety of sizes as well as bark and colour.
Name: Betula ermanii
Common Name: Erman’s Birch
Height: up to above 6 metres
Width: up to 4-6 metres
Demands: Works well in any aspect, whether in a exposed or sheltered position, prefers full sun / partial shade
Soil: All soils tolerated
Bark: Papery Brown
FACT: Birch sap is used in the manufacture of wine and beer in northern Europe, Russia and China. Birch is known as a pioneer species because it easily populates habitats destroyed by fire.