Common Name: Silver Birch
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has interesting bark, Has interesting foliage, Good for wildlife, Provides winter colour, Has colourful autumn foliage
|Hardiness: Hardy||Height: 20.00 m (2000 cm)|
|Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shade||Spread: 10.00 m (1000 cm)|
|Foliage Type: Deciduous||Flower Colour: Green, Yellow|
|Foliage Colour: Green||Flowering Period: April & May|
Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained
There is no mistaking the peeling white bark of a birch tree. Betula pendula has weeping, graceful, pendulous branches that are a joy to sit under on a hot summers day. The leaves are mid-green, triangular and toothed. The leaves turn yellow in autumn before falling. In spring, catkins are produced. Betula pendula is an excellent tree for attracting wildlife to the garden. It hosts over 200 different species of insects which will attract birds and other wildlife to the garden.
For the best trunk and branch colour choose a cultivated variety such as Betula utilis var. jacquemontii.
Betula ermanii 'Grayswood Hill'
Young's Weeping Birch
Betula pendula 'Youngii'
West Himalayan Birch
Betula utilis var jacquemontii