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Betula albosinensis Fascination


Common Name(s):

  • Chinese Red-barked Birch
  • Birch
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A medium-sized, very beautiful tree, fairly slow growing with a conical/pyramidal crown and thin weeping branches. Wonderful bark which peels and shows the different colours of white, orange and pink on the trunk. The large dark green, birch leaves turn yellow in Autumn. Catkins in April. An excellent choice as a street or parkland tree. Being a clonal selection it is also ideal for an avenue.

Full Tree Specifications

Mature Size: medium

Flowering Period: spring

Time to maturity: 15-25 years

Habit / Shape: conical / pyramidal

Flower colour: green

Weather exposure: happy anywhere

Foliage colour:

  • green
  • yellow

Season of Interest:

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Soil Moisture:

  • moist soil
  • moist but well-drained soil
  • well-drained soil
  • dry soil

Soil acidity/alkalinity: happy anywhere

Bark colour: white-orange-pink bark

Soil Type:

  • chalk
  • clay
  • I don't have a clue
  • loam
  • sand


  • full sun
  • partial shade


  • happy anywhere

Tree features:

  • attractive bark
  • catkins

Possible pests, diseases, problems:

  • Sawflies
  • aphids
  • leaf-mining sawflies
  • rust
  • leaf spot


  • anniversary
  • Christening
  • christmas
  • engagement
  • memorial
  • valentines
  • wedding

Common Name(s):

  • Birch
  • Chinese Red-barked Birch

  • Regular watering is essential from Spring until Autumn
  • Check monthly that tree has not rocked
  • Loosen and re tie tree ties annually
  • Keep weed free, and mulch annually