Betula alba pendula Betula

Betula

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

Attributes

  • Tree shape: Standard
  • Do not prune
  • Drought tolerant
  • M Size: Medium
  • Leaf colour: Yellow / Green
  • Prefers acid soil
  • Chalk tolerant
  • Attractive bark
  • Autumn colour
  • Wet tolerant

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