Betula utilis ‘Mt Luoji’ (Himalayan Birch)

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betula utilis 'Mt Luoji'
betula utilis 'Mt Luoji'betula utilis 'Mt Luoji'

Betula utilis ‘Mt Luoji’ is a lovely Chinese birch much admired for its outstanding smooth, dark chocolate bark with a hint of red. A very rich bark colouring.

The glossy, smooth barks peel freely in sheets and scrolls; particularly effective when backlit by the low winter sun. A beautiful and much under-rated tree.

Source: Mt. Luoji, Sichuan, China.

Height: 9-15 metres, lightly spreading crown.