Common birch, Betula pubescens is a native of the UK and thrives in a variety of soils especially in damp localities. Being native makes it very tolerant of our conditions and thus hardy and easy to grow.
One of the main attractive features of the species is the lovely bark which grows increasing more beautiful with age, it will also usually feature attractive autumn leaf colour.
This wild collected example has quite naturally grown into a 3 trunk clump style with those trunks already starting to show some very attractive bark colouration. A basic branch structure has been developed and clearly this can be built on and improved with time. All 3 trunks exhibit good movement and a degree of taper. The bonsai is just out of the chuhin size category at 55cm. in height, but it still feels quite chuhin in size ! the spread is 40cm. At the base the clump is 12cm. across and trunks are 3cm to 2.5cm. in diam. The plastic bonsai training pot is 35x24x8cm.