BETULA

Commonly known as Birch

Genus of about 60 species of deciduous trees and shrubs from varying habitats throughout the northern hemisphere.

Graceful in habit (lady of the woods), ornamental bark, colourful autumn foliage, attractive male catkins and an open crown make this a superb choice for a garden tree for even modestly sized gardens. Autumn leaves decompose quickly.

The UK species are silver, downy and dwarf and are all important wildlife trees.

Countless uses in history including canoes, writing material, beer and wine and bark gaiters.

Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
    Mid- to dark-green toothed leaves. Male and female flowers appear in spring in separate catkins on the same tree. Male catkins are usually yellow-brown, pendent and longer than the females.
  • Tree
    Grown for decorative bark, graceful form and autumn leaf colour.
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
    Prefers light, dappled shade.

Buy Varieties of BETULA

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BETULA albosinensis 'Red Panda'

BETULA albosinensis 'Red Panda'

Chinese red birch

striking copper-red bark

 
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£40.00 each 
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BETULA dahurica 'Maurice Foster'

BETULA dahurica 'Maurice Foster'

Birch

shaggy bark which is red when young

 
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£30.00 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2022 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
BETULA ermanii

BETULA ermanii

Erman's birch, Russian rock birch

trunk yellowish-white turning brownish yellow after peeling

 
£35.00 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2022 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
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£65.00 each 
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BETULA ermanii 'Grayswood Hill'

BETULA ermanii 'Grayswood Hill'

Birch

good creamy-orange bark and rich golden autumn colour

 
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BETULA ermanii 'Mt. Zao Purple'

BETULA ermanii 'Mt. Zao Purple'

Birch

the bark has a base colour of purple overlaid with creamy-orange and striped

 
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BETULA 'Fascination'

BETULA 'Fascination'

Birch

peeling deep orange bark. Pyramidal shape. Leaves turn yellow in autumn

 
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£30.00 each 
H/Std
£65.00 each 
BETULA nigra

BETULA nigra

Black birch, River birch

purplish orange bark in more mature trees

 
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£25.00 each 
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Not available until May 2022 -
 

BETULA nigra 'Heritage'

Black birch, River birch

shaggy bark with cream and brown tints

 
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BETULA pendula

BETULA pendula

Common silver birch, Lady of the woods

 
Pot grown
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BETULA pendula 'Laciniata'

BETULA pendula 'Laciniata'

Swedish birch

(syn. 'Dalecarlica') - daintily cut leaves and very pendulous branchlets although branches are not weeping

 
H/Std
£65.00 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2022 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
BETULA pendula subsp. pendula 'Purpurea'

BETULA pendula subsp. pendula 'Purpurea'

Purple birch

pendent branchlets, purple-tinged bark and dark purple leaves

 
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£20.00 each 
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BETULA pendula 'Tristis'

BETULA pendula 'Tristis'

Weeping birch

tall tree with pendulous branches

 
H/Std
£65.00 each 
BETULA pendula 'Youngii'

BETULA pendula 'Youngii'

Young's weeping birch

small weeping tree with pendulous branches and usually no leading stem

 
H/Std
£65.00 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2022 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
BETULA 'Royal Frost'

BETULA 'Royal Frost'

Purple birch

white stem, reddish leaves at first turning to a dramatic yellow in autumn

 
H/Std
£65.00 each 
BETULA utilis ssp. jacquemontii

BETULA utilis ssp. jacquemontii

Himalayan birch

beautiful white bark especially when viewed in winter from a distance

 
Whip
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£25.00 each 
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£65.00 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2022 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
BETULA utilis 'Nepalese Orange'

BETULA utilis 'Nepalese Orange'

Birch

smooth, glossy, coppery-orange bark

 
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£30.00  
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H/Std
£65.00 each 
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BETULA utilis ssp. albosinensis 'China Rose'

BETULA utilis ssp. albosinensis 'China Rose'

Chinese red-barked birch

new form. More solid orange-red colouring to trunk

 
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£35.00 each 
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BETULA utilis ssp. albosinensis 'Pink Champagne'

BETULA utilis ssp. albosinensis 'Pink Champagne'

Chinese red-barked birch

beautiful pale pink peeling bark softened with a white bloom. A slender tree with a spreading crown

 
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£30.00 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2022 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
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BETULA utilis ssp. jacquemontii 'Grayswood Ghost'

BETULA utilis ssp. jacquemontii 'Grayswood Ghost'

Birch

brillliant white bark and glossy leaves

 
Whip
£35.00 each 
H/Std
£65.00 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2022 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
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BETULA utilis 'Wakehurst Place Chocolate'

BETULA utilis 'Wakehurst Place Chocolate'

Birch

dark chocolate-brown bark

 
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£35.00  
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Estimated availability autumn 2022 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
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£65.00 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2022 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
BETULA utilis 'Werrington'

BETULA utilis 'Werrington'

Birch

a white-barked jacquemontii

 
£40.00 each 

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