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Betula pendula Wades Golden

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Betula pendula Wades Golden Golden Stemmed Birch,

Native: Foliage Type:
No Deciduous

Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Hedging / Screening, Trees Pendulous, Upright

Attractive medium sized deciduous tree with a white trunk, yellow branches that turn reddish-pink in Winter and triangular shaped lime-green foliage. Leaves turn golden in Autumn before falling. Interesting small winged cone shaped fruit are also shed in Autumn adding to interest. Birches are often mass planted, which give a great effect of a natural plantation, normally planted in odd numbers but are also effective as a single feature tree. Grows approx. 8m tall x 6m wide.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
4-10m 4-10m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun, Semi Shade Any, Clay, Loam, Sandy, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Borders / Shrubbery, Courtyard, Feature, Foliage Feature / Colour, Formal Garden, Hedging / Screening, Mass Planting, Container / Pot, Shade Tree

Pests & Diseases: Aphids, Borers, Rust

Cultural Notes: Prefers full sun and moist, acid to alkaline soils. Prune only if necessary. Quite self-sufficient.

Plant Care
Keep moist during dry periods, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Betulaceae Europe

Foliage Colour: Green, Yellow
Flower Colour: Insignificant
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: N/A
Fruit: Yes

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Moderate
Maintenance Level: Medium
Water Usage: Medium / Moderate
Drought: Medium / Moderate
Frost: High
Wind: High