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  • Chinese red birch 'Red Panda'
  • Eventual height: 12m
  • Eventual spread: 8m

Betula albosinensis 'Red Panda'

Chinese red birch 'Red Panda'

5 year guarantee
12 litre pot £79.99
12 litre pot £79.99

This tree is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring.

  • Position: full sun or lightly dappled shade
  • Soil: moderately fertile, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: fast-growing
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Dangling catkins appear on the stems in spring, at around the same time as the fresh new leaves start to unfurl. These provide a summer canopy that easily catches the breeze, while offering softly dappled shade below. Then, in autumn, the leaves turn yellow before they are shed for the winter. The reddish pink bark of this conical birch is quite distinctive too as it peels off in sheets during the colder months, revealing fresher pink bark beneath.

    All the Betulas we supply are single-stemmed, but they can be planted close together to creat a multi-stemmed effect.

  • Garden care: Birches dont need much pruning, but you may want to remove any diseased or crossing branches. It is essential that any pruning work is carried out between late summer to mid winter as the sap will 'bleed' heavily at other times. When planting incorporate lots of well-rotted garden compost in the planting and stake well.