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Betula pendula 'Spider Alley'


Description: Betula pendula 'Spider Alley' is an unusual, elegant birch with pretty twisted branches and a symmetrical narrow head. The peeling bark is predominantly silver with patches of pink and brown on the younger wood before becoming totally white with age. Heart shaped serrated leaves cover the tree in spring followed by small catkins. When autumn arrives, the foliage turns to a warm golden shade.

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
Clay tolerant Clay tolerant
Drought tolerant Drought tolerant
Wet tolerant Wet tolerant
Don't prune Don't prune