Betula ermanii (Erman’s Birch tree)
Betula ermanii is a lovely stately tree, very much in demand due to the outstanding, freely peeling bark; which is a smooth creamy orange. The lenticels on the trunks are very striking – they seem to swirl round the trunk and coalesce. Autumn leaf colour is always a rich orange.
Will grow in well-drained soils but will achieve greater stature in a more moist area.
Betula ermanii grown on their own roots (as opposed to grafted) are best planted when small to avoid too much root disturbance on transplanting.
Source: Mt. Goyo, North Honshu, Japan.
Height: 12-18 metres, extensive spreading crown.