Looking good now
This stunning Indian bean tree is finally in flower at the heart of the Rock Garden.
This stunning Indian bean tree is finally in flower at the heart of the Rock Garden.
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Betula medwediewii

The transcaucasian birch, Betula medwediewii is a handsome tree rare in cultivation. It distinguishes itself from the rest of the birch collection by being spreading and multi-stemmed, a wide low bowl of copper-sheened branches deocrated with slit-shaped lenticels. The foliage is intriguing, the upper leaves, heart-shaped and scallop-edged, turning acid yellow while the lower leaves are a rich chestnut brown with upright cones stepping down the branches.
The tree was introduced from the Caucuses in 1897.

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