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Silver Birch

Betula alba pendula

The graceful Silver Birch is a popular tree for specimen planting, with upright branches from which younger shoots spread down in a pendulous fashion.

The white peeling bark develops after a few years, and becomes more characterful as the tree ages.

In autumn the pretty diamond-shaped small green leaves turn yellow, while in winter the naked white branches are particularly attractive.

Silver Birch birch trees for sale

  • 11-year bare-root tree £29.95
    Very large size (4m-7m after 10 years)
  • 22-year pot-grown tree £54.00
    In a 12L pot
    Very large size (4m-7m after 10 years)
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Next deliveries

Order now for delivery from October 2021 for pot grown trees or December onwards for bare-root trees. Mixed pot grown and bare-root trees orders will be sent out from December onwards.


How to grow

The Silver Birch has excellent cold-hardiness and grows in most soils as long as they are not too alkaline.

It is easy to grow in most situations, but does best in full sun.

History

The Silver Birch is sometimes placed in the species Betula alba var. pendula.

Silver Birch characteristics

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Attractive featuresAttractive barkAutumn foliage colour
  • Growth habitUpright-spreading / Vase
  • Height after 10 years5m-8m / 16ft-25ft
  • SunlightPrefers full sun
  • PruningDo not prune
  • Growth rateFast
  • Site conditionsOccasional floodingOccasional drought
  • Leaf colourGreen
  • Leaf colour - autumnYellow
  • BarkWhite
  • Annual cycleDeciduous

What will it look like?

Illustrative example of a pot-grown tree of this variety as supplied. Approximate girth: 6/8cm. Trees should reach their mature height after about 10 or more years. We may also have 1-year bare-root trees of this variety - they are not shown here.