Betula ermanii, or Erman's birch, is a species of birch tree belonging to the family Betulaceae. It is an extremely variable species and can be found in Northeast China, Korea, Japan, and Russian Far East (Kuril Islands, Sakhalin, Kamchatka). It can grow to 20 metres (66 ft) tall. It is noted for its peeling bark, which can sometimes be removed in sheets, but usually shreds and hangs from the trunk and under branches. Yellow-brown male catkins appear with the leaves in spring.
|Subgenus:||Betula subg. Neurobetula|
Erman's birch is widely cultivated outside its natural range.
In the United KingdomEdit
Leading tree nurseries including Barcham Trees  stock the species. It is consequently a frequently encountered street tree in London and other British towns and cities.
Erman's Birch used as a street tree in Brockley, south east London
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