Betula utilis 'Silver Shadow' has perhaps the finest and most unblemished white bark of any Birch we have seen and grows to be a smaller and more dainty tree than the other silver barked birches. However, the dazzling white bark can take four or five years to start to develop.
For best effect, the mature bark should be scrubbed gently with a hand brush and water once a year. This removes any green algae or grime and helps to restore the colour.
Position: Full sun.
Soil: Any fertile soil.
Rate of Growth: Slow to moderate
Habit: Betula utilis var. jacquemonti 'Silver Shadow' grows to be a small tree with a slender habit.
Height: up to 10 m (32 ft)
Spread: 6 m (20 ft)