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Silver Birch

Betula pendula

Birch trees are well known for their coloured bark and prized for their design potential by amateur and professional gardeners alike. The silver birch being a fast growing British native.

Soil types
Adaptable to all soil types, sensitive to salt.
Location
Sun loving and will grow crooked if in shade.
Height
Height: 15-20m.
Flowers
Green-yellow catkins in March/April.
Foliage
Deciduous, triangular or diamond shaped light green, sawn edged leaves appear early. Autumn colour is bright yellow.
Fruits
Inconspicuous fruits.
Roots
Intense, shallow dense and extremely sensitive roots.
Bark
White peeling bark with black grooves, deeply furrowed with age.