Betula alba ‘Moss White’
*height & width at maturity
FORM: Upright pyramidal
GROWTH RATE: Moderate to fast
FOLIAGE: Small bright green leaves turning yellow in Autumn.
FLOWERS: Long hanging pale green catkins
DESCRIPTION: Very hardy quick growing tree to 10m, small green leaves turning yellow in Autumn. The bark turns silvery white with age. Unlike the common silver birch this form has strong erect branches with no pendulous habit and a formal symmetrical shape.
LANDSCAPE USES: Moss White is known for its stunning white bark and can be planted as a specimen tree or clumped together to form a forest effect. This tree is moderate growing, so is well suited to street plantings, parks and gardens.
TREE CARE: Plant in a well drained and well worked soil. Take care to plant the bud union above the soil level. Water in well and keep soil moist until tree is established. Fertilize when planting and again after new growth appears. Prune tree when planting to encourage new growth.