Betula utilis var. jacquemontii 'Silver Shadow'
Description: Betula utilis var. jacquemontii 'Silver Shadow' is one of the loveliest birch available with dazzling white stems and large drooping dark green leaves. The peeling white bark is highlighted with silvery-grey hue. The long, yellow catkins add an extra interest throughout the spring when they appear alongside the fresh foliage. A hardy variety which brings all year round interest!
History: The origins of this selection are from some of the earliest grafted trees of B. jacquemontii by Hillier Nursery, Hampshire. Received an Award of Garden Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society.
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