Cut Leaf Birch

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Betula Pendula Dalecarlica

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  • Classic upright birch variety
  • Large variety, ideal for spacious avenue planting
  • Spectacular Autumn foliage colour change
  • Feature bark, shreds to paper thin layers
  • Branches begin to weep as plant matures
  • Mature plants grow to 12 meters



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Cut Leaf Birch are a larger form of birch, ideal for large scale avenue planting, screening and group planting. Enjoy the glorious seasonal color change as the foliage transforms through the seasons from vibrant green through to golden Autumn tones. As the plant matures, the lateral branches begin to have a weeping effect, creating a cascading shade tree. Enjoy feature bark as the tree produces paper thin layers.


Product Specifications

  • Common Name: Betula Pendula Dalecarlica
  • Mature Height: 12 meters
  • Mature Width: 5 meters
  • Foliage: Mid green foliage
  • Form/Habit: Upright, Pendulous
  • Uses: Large scale feature tree, avenue planting, fence line, driveway
  • Evergreen/Deciduous: Deciduous
  • Tolerance: Drought Hardy, Frost tolerant
  • Maintenance: Low, no need to prune
  • Soil: Most soil types, prefers well draining soil, sandy, loam soil. Keep watered during warmer months.
  • Sun: Full Sun – Partial shade


Commonly Asked Questions

How far apart should I plant Cut Leaf Birch?

This all depends on the look you are wanting to achieve. Cut leaf birch are one of the large forms of birch and will need several meters between each plant for avenue or fence line planting, a mature plants will grow to 5 meters wide. This will allow plenty of room for the trees to keep their natural shape. Birch look attractive when planted in a group to create a mini forest effect.


Do I need to prune Birch?

No need to prune your birch, just sit back and enjoy the glorious natural shape. As Cut leaf birch mature, their lateral branches become a little “weepy” giving the trees a glorious effect.