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Betula albosinensis Fascination

Chinese Red Birch

Estimated fully grown height 7-12m

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Product Details

Betula albosinensis Fascination is a species of Birch tree which is similar to Betula utilis Jacquemontii, but with a twist!

Like all Birch trees this one is notable for its attractive bark which is rich orange-red or orange-brown and peels off in sheets to reveal another layer of bark, each slightly lighter in colour than the last. When wet with rain, the young bark shimmers, looking almost iridescent.

Once the tree reaches over 30cm in girth, the bark is a most striking stark white, contrasting nicely with the darker branching of the trees canopy. Betula albosinensis Fascination is a refined clone of albosinensis, sporting dark green leaves, which are large for Birch and appear in April along with a showy display of yellow catkins which are up to 10cm in length.

Like all Birch this tree is a fairly consistent performer and will thrive in most soils. The branching structure is quite dense for a Birch tree, this and the fact the leaves are large and dark make this a useful species for screening.

Betula albosinensis Fascination is a medium sized, pyramidal shaped tree that has stiffly ascending branches and a uniform shape; it is perfect for any scheme where consistency and architectural structure is a key consideration.

The stunning dark branching and coloured bark makes a super feature during the gloomy winter months and should be given prominence against darker colours where the contrast will really accentuate the best features of this fantastic birch tree which is often over looked for the more popular and widely known Betula utilis Jacquemontii.

Mature height: 7-12m

Tree Specification

Tree Location
Avenue, Garden,
Mature Height
Blossom Colour
Foliage Colour
Looks good in
Fruit & Nut
Soil Type
Well drained, Will tolerate most soil types,
Autumn Colour
Good for waterlogged soil
Pleached Tree
Information flags
Bark interest,

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Delivery Guide

Barcham Trees are delivered using a local team of hauliers whom are well versed in transporting trees across the length and breadth of the UK. Our standard delivery is based upon sharing a delivery slot on one of our lorries and is calculated on a county by county basis.

Get a quote for delivery for your county here.

Free delivery is granted on the following order levels:
England, orders over £2,750
Wales, orders over £3,750
Scotland, orders over £4,750

Once you have completed your order online we will phone you to schedule in your delivery. On many occasions we are able to link in your order quickly but please allow up to 15 working days from the time of order to delivery as the worst case scenario.

Please note that all of our deliveries are made on Heavy Goods Vehicles, with our smallest available lorry generally being a 10 tonne vehicle. Deliveries are made to kerbside, or nearest reasonable access point and the lorry drivers are unable to move the trees once they are onsite.

For those of you ordering Instant trees, have special requirements or access limitations, please remember that throughout this process we are only a phone call away! Our experienced team of arborists are on hand to offer advice and can be contacted Monday to Friday between 9am - 5:30pm on 01353 720 950.

For further details of our delivery service and conditions, please visit our Delivery Service Advice page.