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Silver Birch (Betula Pendula) 10L

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Silver Birch or European White Birch, botanically called Betula Pendula.  is a deciduous tree native to Europe and parts of Asia. It is a well-known and beloved tree that is valued for its striking appearance, attractive bark, and graceful foliage. Betula pendula is commonly planted in gardens, parks, and urban landscapes for its ornamental appeal.

Here are some key features of Silver Birch or European White Birch:

Bark: One of the most notable features of the Silver Birch is its striking white bark. The bark peels and flakes off in papery sheets, revealing a smooth, creamy-white surface underneath. As the tree matures, the bark develops black fissures, adding to its character and beauty.

Foliage: The leaves of Betula pendula are triangular to diamond-shaped and have serrated edges. They are a fresh green color in spring and summer, creating a dense, lush canopy. In autumn, the foliage turns a bright yellow before falling, providing additional seasonal interest.

Size: Silver Birch is a medium-sized tree that typically reaches a height of 40 to 70 feet (12 to 21 meters) at maturity. It has an open, pyramidal crown and a slender, airy appearance. The tree’s slender branches tend to droop gracefully.

Catkins: Betula pendula produces catkins, which are long, cylindrical clusters of flowers, in early spring. The male catkins are yellow-brown in color and release pollen, while the smaller, greenish female catkins develop into tiny winged seeds called samaras.

Sun and Soil Requirements: Silver Birch prefers full sun to partial shade. It thrives in well-drained, moist, and slightly acidic to neutral soils. It is a hardy tree that can tolerate a range of soil conditions, including sandy and clay soils.

Wildlife Attraction: The seeds and catkins of Betula pendula provide a food source for birds and small mammals. The tree’s canopy also offers shelter and nesting sites for various bird species.

Landscape Uses: Betula pendula is commonly used in landscaping to add beauty and elegance to gardens, parks, and public spaces. It can be planted as a specimen tree, in groups or groves, or along driveways and pathways. The distinctive white bark makes it a standout feature in the winter landscape.

Cultural Significance: Silver Birch has cultural and mythological significance in many European countries, where it is associated with rebirth and renewal. It has been referenced in various folklore, poems, and songs.

Overall, Betula pendula, or the Silver Birch, is a magnificent tree that brings year-round interest to the landscape with its attractive bark, graceful foliage, and seasonal changes. Its beauty, adaptability, and cultural significance have made it a cherished and iconic tree in many regions across the world.

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Actual Height
5/6 Feet

Growth rate
50cm per year

Planting Distance
1 every 4 meters

 

Actual Height
5/6 Feet

 

Growth Rate
50cm per year

 

Planting Distance
1 every 4 meters

 

9 in stock

9 in stock