Betula utilis subsp. albosinensis 'Bowling Green'
Chinese red birch 'Bowling Green'
'Bowling Green' is an open, conical tree with dark honey-coloured peeling bark and glossy green leaves on slightly rough shoots. Leaves have yellow autumn tints
Ultimate heightHigher than 12 metres
Time to ultimate height20–50 years
Ultimate spreadWider than 8 metres
MoistureMoist but well–drained, Well–drained
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
- Full sun
- Partial shade
North–facing or West–facing or East–facing or South–facing
ExposureExposed or Sheltered
- Native to the UK
Betula can be deciduous trees or shrubs, usually colouring well in autumn and often with striking white, pink, or peeling brown bark; separate male and female catkins open before or with the leaves in spring
- Name status
- Plant range
How to grow
Will grow in wide range of situations including dry or wet soils in sun or dappled shade. See tree cultivation
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- Cottage and informal garden
- Wildlife gardens
Sawflies, aphids and leaf miners may be a problem
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