Betula pendula ‘Spider Alley’ Betula

Betula

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

Attributes

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

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