Royal Frost Birch
Betula pendula 'Royal Frost'
Betula pendula 'Royal Frost' - deciduous, vertically growing tree, with about 9 m in the height, and with pyramidal crown about 5 m in diameter. The growth rate is medium. The annual growth is about 40 cm.
Leaves are rhombic, pointed. They are clammy at young age, the older - naked and shiny. The combination of burgundy-purple color of the leaves with glossy surface and the white bark gives the special decorative effect.
It blooms in April. Flowers are inflorescences of catkins of green-yellow color, which are located at the ends of twigs. The fruits are small, elliptical, winged nuts that ripen in late summer. Prefer full sun. Wind-firm. Undemanding to soil conditions, it can grow on soils of different composition, density and acidity.
It requires regular, abundant watering. High frost-hardy. Drought resistant and enough salt tolerant. It is sensitive to the compaction of the soil.