Betula pendula Dalecarlica

  • Height 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
  • Growth habit: Upright
  • Bark: White

This tall graceful silver birch is known as the Swedish birch and also the cut-leaf birch - on account of the spiky shape of its leaves, which look as if they have been cut out with scissors.

It grows with an upright form, but the branches cascade down.

The peeling papery bark is pure white, becoming fissued as the tree ages.

This species is named after the Swedish province of Dalarna (Dalecarlia) where it was first discovered.

Dalecarlica trees for sale

Item
Height in 10 years
Price inc. VAT
Quantity
2-year Dalecarlica tree - in a 12L pot
2.5m-4m tall after 10 years
£49.95
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What will it look like?

Illustrative example of a pot-grown tree of this variety as supplied. (Approx. girth: 6/8). Trees should reach their mature height after about 10 or more years.

Betula Pen Dalecarlica silver birch


Leaves may not be present during winter, and we may prune some shoots to fit the delivery carton. Size may vary during the season and between batches. The container (if supplied) is only used for transporting the tree, which should then be planted out in the garden or in a much larger patio planter (not all species are suitable for patio planting).

Dalecarlica characteristics

Growing

  • Attractive features: Attractive bark Autumn foliage colour
  • Height 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
  • Growth habit: Upright
  • Growth rate: Fast
  • Vigour: Average vigour
  • Site conditions: Occasional flooding Occasional drought
  • Useful for: Open spaces Street / amenity Specimen planting
  • Pruning: Do not prune
  • Gardening skill: Suitable for beginners

Identification

  • Country of origin: Sweden
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Leaf colour - young: Green
  • Leaf colour - autumn: Yellow
  • Annual cycle: Deciduous
  • Bark: White

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