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6th January 2021. In line with the current government lockdown rules, Burncoose Nurseries is closed to visitors. However at present we are able to offer click and collect to local customers. This will be weekdays only, not weekends. Mail order is continuing as normal. However please allow extra time for the couriers to deliver, once despatched from us. Sorry to say that some depots are experiencing high volumes of traffic, also staff shortages.

BETULA pendula

Commonly known as Common silver birch, Lady of the woods


Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only
Pot grown individually £8.50 each, 10+ £8.00 each

  • Deciduous - 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 -
  • Leaf margin - Serrate - see photos above
  • Leaf shape - Deltoid - see photos above
  • Ovate
  • Pruning group - Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

    RHS group 1
  • Seasonal Interest - Autumn -
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Winter
  • 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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25m (80ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  10m (33ft)
 

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
Available from January 2021 - Awaiting new stock

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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