Betula/Birch bonsai are another difficult species despite being an easily obtainable native UK tree species. Known for being a fast growing tree, they have a bad reputation for dying back easily. In this video I discuss how to avoid them losing branches and how to style them. It’s very easy when you know how!
Featured trees include a Silver Birch (Betula pendula) imported from Poland, planted in a pot by Adam Luczak, and with me as a commission, plus a Silver Birch I collected in early 2018 planted in a pot by Victor Harris of Erin Pottery.
Note that information within this video safely applies to Betula pendula/Silver Birch and Betula pubescens/Downy Birch. Although it is likely that the same techniques and timing apply to US Betula natives, I can’t guarantee this.
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