Betula alba pendula
Description: Betula alba pendula, also known as the Common Silver Birch or The ‘Lady of the Woods’ is a graceful slender tree which carries all year round interest. The variable, silver peeling bark develops with age and slightly pendulous branches. Diamond-shaped green leaves turn buttery yellow in the autumn. Yellowish-brown catkins develop over winter and look stunning in the spring. Makes an excellent windbreak and specimen, native tree.
History: Originates from Europe, N Asia.
Betula Growing Tips: They will succeed on most soils with certain species happy even in wet sites. Although tolerant of chalk soils they will not reach a maximum size in these conditions. Best planted in a full sun position.
Height and Spread (after 10 years) : 6m x 4m