A good new selection with a gleaming white trunk from an early age. This form is upright, graceful and light in form. Good for small spaces. Dazzling snow white bark is the main feature of this tree. A spotlight under the tree really shows up the colour on dark winter evenings! Provides screening and shelter.
Grows to a heighth of 4m and a spread of 2m in 10 years.
Here are research notes from Paul Bartlett, Stone Lane Gardens, Chagford, Devon, made in preparation for inclusion in Betula monograph by Kenneth Ashburner and Hugh McAllister – “The Genus Betula”. This book was published in 2013.
From a tree at the original Trinity College Botanic Garden site at Ballsbridge in Dublin (as at 2007 the Berkeley Court Hotel) grown from seed sent by Hooker from Kew around 1883, possibly the
same batch of seed that was sent to Edinburgh (see 'Inverlieth'). The original parent tree was cut down when the old site was redeveloped. Cuttings from the original tree were taken by Professor Webb and successfully raised. These were then planted at the new Trinity College site at Dartry Road, Rathmines. The name was registered by Charles Nelson. A good selection with gleaming, almost translucent white trunk from an early age and a narrow habit. Retains its leaves well into the autumn.