Betula pendula

A quintessential tree with eye catching white bark and darker markings. Attractive green foliage turns a delightful shade of yellow in autumn before falling and iconic yellow brown catkins appear in early spring. It has a narrow conical growth habit and 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

Hardy: Fully

Main Attribute: Autumn Colour

Height / Spread: 25m x 10m (83ft x 33ft)

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

Warning: None

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.

EU Rights: N/A

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