Silver Birch

Betula pendula

Silver Birch - Betula pendula

Common Name: Silver Birch
Genus: Betula
Species: pendula

Category: Trees
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has interesting bark, Has interesting foliage, Good for wildlife, Provides winter colour, Has colourful autumn foliage

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 20.00 m (2000 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 10.00 m (1000 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Green, Yellow
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering 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.


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Ermin's Birch - Betula ermanii  'Grayswood Hill'

Ermin's Birch
Betula ermanii 'Grayswood Hill'

Young's Weeping Birch - Betula pendula  'Youngii'

Young's Weeping Birch
Betula pendula 'Youngii'

West Himalayan Birch - Betula utilis var jacquemontii

West Himalayan Birch
Betula utilis var jacquemontii