A familiar sight in the UK
Silvery-white, peeling bark
An elegant canopy of small green leaves and yellow spring catkins
Height Up to 250cm (98in)
Spread Up to 250cm (98in)
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Betula pendula is a familiar sight in the UK. Valued as a pioneer species, it is one of the first to colonise disrupted or polluted sites, improving soil structure and fertility with its deep root system. Silver Birch is instantly recognisable for the silvery-white, peeling bark covering its slender, upright stems. With maturity, the trunk will become blackened and rugged at the base. An elegant canopy of small green leaves and yellow spring catkins cover the fine, twiggy stems to create useful dappled shade. With its distinctive pendulous habit, this graceful British native makes an attractive specimen tree and a valuable addition to wildlife and woodland areas. Height: 12m (39’). Spread: 8m (26’).
This Betula pendula clump is produced by coppicing, to create a multi-stemmed plant that will make a real feature.
Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot size rather than a defined plant size. The height and spread of the plant delivered will vary depending on the season, meaning arrival images are an indication only.
2 x 7.5 litre potted betula plants (TKA0818)
1 x 7.5 litre potted betula plant (KA0817)
Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.
Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.
Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £4.99.
Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £6.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.
Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.
Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.
For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.
Thompson & Morgan strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. Sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this, so regretfully we are unable to ship live plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3
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