Mountain Birch (Betula nana)

Mountain Birch (Betula nana) is a species which has a UK native range restricted to the uplands of Scotland.

  • Mountain Birch Tree  -  Betula Nana  -  Leaves

Useful info about Mountain Birch trees

Latin NameBetula nana
TypeDeciduous (loses its leaves in winter)
HeightCan grow up to 2 metres (7 feet)
SpreadThe branches can spread out to 2 metres (7 feet)
Soil Types PreferredClay, Limestone
Locations SuitableFarmland

Similar Species


Mountain Birch shares some characteristics with Downy and Silver Birch, such as needing good light and preferring poor soils.




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