The bark of all birches is characteristically marked with long, horizontal or mottled markings. The bark colour is often used to when naming species – eg white birch, silver birch.
Birches are generally small to medium size trees, with a tall trunk and smallish leaves that develop into a light canopy. Trees look fantastic a small garden, adding texture and allowing light to filter through to plants below; planted en mass lining a driveway or in a stand birches look just stunning.
Typical Silver birch shape with the classic pinkish white bark that peels in thin rolls. Dark green leaves and long drooping carkins in spring. Less susceptible to rust than other varieties. Shallow rooting. Deciduous.
Colour: Assorted Habit: Weeping Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 21m
The ubiquitous 'Silver Birch' is popular for a reason - it's an easy to grow great looking deciduous tree. Smooth grey-white bark and delicate, green lacy foliage on arching branches. Looks great planted in groups. Plant in sun or part shade. Deciduous. Est.10yr.growth.
Your young 'Silver Birch' will initially have a brown stem and the 'silver' colour will develop as it matures. Make sure your new tree gets a good drink during
dry spells until it gets established.
Colour: Assorted Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 8m x 5m
Betula Pendula Dark Prince is a deciduous weeping birch with rich, dark foliage that works as a lovely contrast to the whitening bark. The foliage is purple with a bronze tint and is accompanied by brown catkins in spring and summer.
Ideal as a specimen tree.
Weeping Purple Birch has a good pendulous habit and reaches an eventual height and spread of 6 x 4 metres after 20 years.
Japanese White Birch is similar to 'Silver Birch' but has larger leaves, there is no droop to the branches, and the bark maintains its handsome whiteness into maturity, sometimes with a touch of pink. - it's an easy to grow great looking deciduous tree. Looks great planted in groups. Plant in sun or part shade. Deciduous. Est.10yr.growth.
River Birch - Weeping. A delightful cascading form which is perfect for smaller gardens. Attractive fresh green spring and summer foliage that turns yellow before leaf fall. Characteristic flaking bark. Fast growing in sun or part shade. Tolerates quite a bit of moisture. Deciduous. PVR.
I purchased one of these for my own garden about a year ago as I was enchanted by the beautiful shape and fresh green leaves. I have an awkward small courtyard area that sometimes gets quite wet - this tree was the perfect choice and it is doing well.
Habit: Weeping Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.8m x 0.9m