Mountain Birch (Betula nana)
Mountain Birch (Betula nana) is a species which has a UK native range restricted to the uplands of Scotland.
Useful info about Mountain Birch trees
|Latin Name||Betula nana|
|Type||Deciduous (loses its leaves in winter)|
|Height||Can grow up to 2 metres (7 feet)|
|Spread||The branches can spread out to 2 metres (7 feet)|
|Soil Types Preferred||Clay, Limestone|
Mountain Birch shares some characteristics with Downy and Silver Birch, such as needing good light and preferring poor soils.
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