Silver Birch Trees – Betula pendula (Tree Saplings/Seedlings)
The Silver Birch (Betula pendula) is a very popular and easily recognizable tree with its silvery-white bark. The Silver Birch tree is native to much of England, Scotland and Wales. It is one of the faster growing and establishing deciduous trees reaching a reasonable height within 10 years. They can grow up to 25m. In Scottish folklore, a barren cow, herded with a birch stick, would then fall pregnant bearing a healthy calf.
The Silver Birch is particularly hardy in damp areas. Known as the “lady of the woods” with fine silvery bark and catkins in spring with fine green leaves in summer which turns a pretty yellow in autumn. Flourishes in both wet and dry and exposed areas.
The current height of these trees is approximately 30-50cm and they can be planted out all year round.