Chinese Red Birch (Betula albosinensis)

Botanical names:
Betula albosinensis Accepted
Betula albosinensis var. septentrionalis Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 6b -20.6 °C (-5 °F) to -17.8 °C (0 °F)
Plant Height: 36 feet
Plant Spread: 20 - 24 feet
Leaves: Good fall color
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Underground structures: Taproot
Uses: Provides winter interest
Dynamic Accumulator: P (Phosphorus)
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Tip
Pollinators: Wind
Containers: Not suitable for containers
Miscellaneous: Monoecious


Hampton Court Palace Flower Show (Part 4)Hampton Court Palace Flower Show (Part 4)
September 7, 2011

The large and small Show Gardens at Hampton Court were next on my agenda. The ancient, majestic trees in the distance beckoned me towards them. This most beautiful place offered so many things to see, let's take a look at them.

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