The best species of birch for much of Australia due to its incredible heat tolerance and cultural adaptability. Highly prized for its extraordinary shaggy paper bark that peels and curls to reveal fresh bark with a soft salmon-pink hue. These seedlings have no graft, so you can prune down low and train a few paper-bark trunks up to create a lower spreading tree, suited to smaller gardens. Both male and female catkin flowers appear in spring, with the female flowers giving way to drooping cone-like fruit that contain numerous small winged seeds. Fast growth rate. This item is a Pre-order plant – despatched from late July.
Plant in full sun or part shade, grows well in either alkaline or acidic soils, prefers moist conditions but will tolerate wet soil, as well as dry conditions and heat once established.