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Wet Soil: Medium

Dry Soil: Medium

Lime: Medium

Discovered in Switzerland by Sjef van Roessel, ‘Zwisters Glory’ was introduced to the European market in 1994. Over the years, it has become a designer’s favourite for its exceptional beauty and striking ornamental features.

Betula pendula ‘Zwisters Glory’ has stunning foliage. Its leaves are glossy ovate to diamond shaped and are fresh green when they emerge. These turn a darker green in summer and transition into a kaleidoscope of vibrant golds, yellow and oranges in autumn. The tree becomes a visual spectacle, adding warmth to the landscape.

In addition to its beautiful foliage, the Swiss Glory displays captivating bark characteristics. Its smooth, silvery white park provides a striking contrast against its colourful leaves, making this an eye-catching tree all year round.

‘Zwisters Glory’ is a perfect choice for avenue, streets, large gardens and parklands. Whether used as a specimen tree, planted in groups or incorporated into a mixed border, it adds an unparalleled touch of elegance and sophistication to any outdoor space.

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Size

Medium

8m high x 2.5m wide after 25 years

Environment

Perfect for avenues, streets, large gardens and parklands.

Canopy

Similar to silver birch in that it retained the elegant, slender silhouette, but far more pyramidal and uniformed with branches that are 45 degrees to the single central stem.

Foliage

Ovate to diamond shaped. Glossy and green throughout spring and summer and will turn vibrant golds, yellow and oranges.

Bark

Sillvery-white and similar to Betula pendula.

Fruit

Yellow-green catkins in spring

Resilience

Thrives in a variety of soil types, including loamy, sandy and clay soils, as long as they are well-drained. Prefers full sun exposure to partial shade. Tolerates partial paving and is frost resistant. Generally low maintenance.

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