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Betula alba pendula
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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

General attributes

Text Yellow Green Foliage
Text Pendulous

Ornamental attributes

Medium tree size after 10 years Medium tree size after 10 years
Attractive bark Attractive bark
Autumn colour Autumn colour
Prefers acid soil Prefers acid soil
Chalk tolerant Chalk tolerant
Drought tolerant Drought tolerant
Wet tolerant Wet tolerant
Don't prune Don't prune