Betula utilis 'Snow Queen'
Description: Betula utilis 'Snow Queen', also known as 'Doreenbos' is an exceptional tree, one of the most popular varieties! The showy white, exfoliating bark develops it's colour within three years; revealing the orange underlayering exposed. This upright form is ideal for planting as a specimen, multi-stemmed or in clumps for any sized garden. The ovate, mid-green foliage is complemented by yellowish-brown catkins in the spring. Strong, attractive yellowish-golden tints in the autumn.
History: Named for noted Dutch dendrologist Albert Doorenbos who selected this seedling around 1933. Received an Award of Garden Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society.
Betula Growing Tips: They will succeed on most soils with certain species happy even in wet sites. Although tolerant of chalk soils they will not reach a maximum size in these conditions. Best planted in a full sun position.
Height and Spread (after 10 years) : 6m x 4m