A wonderful domed growth habit with arching branches, which weep to the ground, and iconic silver birch bark. Delightful green foliage turns a gorgeous shade of yellow before falling, and attractive yellow brown catkins appear in spring. This tree will provide shelter to birds and other wildlife once mature.
Month Available: October
Evergreen / Deciduous: Deciduous
Flower Colour: Yellow
Suitable For Wildlife: Birds
Soil Type: Moist, well-drained
Sun/Shade: Full sun or partial shade
Season of Interest: Spring, Summer, Autumn
Flower/Foliage/Berries: Flowers, Foliage
Plant Type: Ornamental Tree
Main Attribute: Small Gardens
Height / Spread: 4 - 8m x 4 - 8m (13 - 27ft x 13- 27ft)
Always plant your tree with a stake. The stake must be knocked into the ground on the windward side of the tree and secured to the tree.
Where to Plant: Borders
Pests and Diseases: Aphids
Plant Care: Prune lightly to restrict growth /remove unwanted branches, heavy prune in late autumn.
Care and Time: Medium - autumn
Benefits: Trees make you feel good and attract wildlife and birds to the garden . One mature tree produces enough oxygen for forty people . Trees sponge up carbon dioxide and air pollutants. Twenty trees offset the pollution of one car driven sixty miles. Trees provide privacy and reduce noise. A well chosen and postitioned tree can increase the value of your property
History: The common name for Betula is Birch, with Betula pendula being the most common of all, Silver Birch.
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