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Betula pendula

For sale by Bluebell Nursery

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A fast growing tree, Betula pendula is very hardy and has attractive silver bark when established. Although an upright tree, it has gently weeping branches and is a good choice for use in woodland planting, shelterbelts or windbreaks.

Supplied bare root - not in containers.
Size: bundles of 50 bare root plants, (approx 40-60 cm tall).
Available from late November to February.

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Pot SizeTotal Price
1 litre × 50

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Plant Finder: about Betula pendula

Common names

Birch, Silver birch, Lady of the woods, Common silver birch, Warty birch, European white birch


Betula pendula (Birch). The Silver Birch is a very popular landscape tree which is grown for its weeping habit and graceful form. The foliage can range from a rich green to dark red or reddish-green. The bark on the trunk is white marked with black and it makes a dramatic display against a dark evergreen background. The glossy leaves are about 6cms long with a diamond shaped and a tapered point, that will turn yellow in the autumn.


They are not drought-tolerant and will perform best with a regular watering and feeding.

Interest and use

Ornamental. Spring interest.

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Betula pendula | Rackenford, Tiverton, Devon, EX16 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilLight, Medium, Sandy, Poor quality
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

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Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
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