The glorious white bark of the Silver Birch makes it a wonderful landscape or specimen tree.
The bark peels to a grey/brown hue with age but remains predominantly 'silver'/white. The leaves of Silver Birch are soft green and pendent, turning yellow in autumn. After the leaves have fallen the silver branches remain an elegant garden feature. The foliage is loose, allowing the sun to penetrate and grass to grow beneath while still providing shade. They are perfect for planting in groves.
In early spring, yellow brown, make catkins form on Silver Birch.
Prospers in any well drained soil. Silver Birch are vigorous growers, developing up to 180cm a year in ideal conditions.
Cool to Temperate
Full Sun to Semi Shade