Betula pendula 'Purpurea'

Purple Birch

A rather small tree with an open growth habit. Leaves purplish-red when young but the colour deepening with age; margin more regularly doubly toothed than in the species; colouring a deep coppery red in autumn.

Raised at Transon's Nursery, Orleans, France c. 1870.

Daylesford (Wombat Hill Botanical Gardens, 7 m in 1983); Dromana ('Seawinds' 5 m in 1980); Emerald (Nobelius Heritage Park, 6 m tall in 1983).

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Rosanae
order      Fagales
family       Betulaceae
genus        Betula L.
species         Betula pendula Roth