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BETULA pendula

Commonly known as Common silver birch, Lady of the woods

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Pot grown individually £7.50 each, 10+ £6.00 each

Delivery Information Available autumn 2019
plant size comparison icon 2 to 3 Litre
  • Deciduous - diamond-shaped, sharply-toothed, mid-green leaves to 6cm (2½in) long turn yellow in autumn.
  • Height - 25m (80ft)
  • Spread - 10m (33ft)
  • Tree - tree with pendent, warty branches and peeling white bark. Yellow-brown male catkins 6cm (2½in) long in early spring.
  • Very hardy - Hardy in the severest continental climates including exposed upland locations in the UK. Plant can withstand temperatures < -20 (-4°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade - dappled shade.
  • Additional Features - Good to know - our native birch. Excellent wildlife plant for insects and birds.
  • Medicinal properties - wine from the sap was used as a medicine. Tar oil from the bark is used for skin conditions and compounds are being researched for anti-cancer properties.
  • Ornamental bark
  • Pests & Diseases - birch borers, birch leaf mining sawfly, aphids, birch rust, mildew, honey fungus
  • Place of origin - Europe, Russia(western Siberia)
  • Garden Location/Conditions - Bog garden
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy
  • Seasonal Interest - Autumn
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil
  • Wet or boggy soil
  • Tree Shape - Conical - narrowly conical
  • Wildlife - Bee friendly
  • Bird friendly
  • Rabbit Resistant
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Buy Varieties of BETULA pendula

BETULA pendula 'Laciniata'  AWARD

BETULA pendula 'Laciniata'  >


Commonly known as: Swedish birch.
(syn. 'Dalecarlica') - daintily cut leaves and very pendulous branchlets although branches are not weeping
H/Std £55.00 each

BETULA pendula 'Tristis'  AWARD

BETULA pendula 'Tristis'  >


Commonly known as: Weeping birch.
tall tree with pendulous branches
H/Std £55.00 each

BETULA pendula 'Youngii'

BETULA pendula 'Youngii'  >


Commonly known as: Young's weeping birch.
small weeping tree with pendulous branches and usually no leading stem
H/Std £55.00 each

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