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.
‘Hakkoda Orange’ has a defined orange tint to the creamy bark. A very attractive colouring.
Source: Mt. Hakkoda, North Honshu, Japan.
Height: 12-18 metres, extensive spreading crown.