Silver Birch

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Betula Pendula Alba

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  • Ever popular, suits a variety of garden styles
  • Features white trunks with pendulous branches
  • Enjoy spectacular Autumn foliage colour change
  • Ideal for fence line, drive way or avenue planting
  • Plant 2-3 meters apart for screening
  • Mature height of 12 meters



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Silver Birch are an ever popular and classic plant choice for avenue and fence line planting. With their slender white trunks and layers of light green foliage, Silver Birch are a versatile option. Mature plants grow to around 12 meters tall, standing with great presence and grandeur. A low maintence plant, birch do not require any pruning and are generally pest and trouble tree.


Product Specifications

  • Common Name: Silver Birch
  • Mature Height: 12 meters
  • Mature Width: 6 meters
  • Foliage: Mid green foliage
  • Form/Habit: Upright
  • Uses: Feature tree, avenue planting, fence line, driveway
  • Evergreen/Deciduous: Deciduous
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Maintenance: Low, no need to prune
  • Soil: Most soil types, prefers well draining soil
  • Water Requirements: Low – Medium, water well to establish
  • Native: No
  • Planter Suitability: No


Commonly Asked Questions

How far apart should I plant Silver Birch?

This all depends on the look you are wanting to achieve. For avenue planting or lining a fence line, keep in mind the mature width is 6m. Planting around 2-3 apart would allow plenty of room for the trees to keep their natural shape.


Do I need to prune Silver Birch?

No need to prune your birch, just sit back and enjoy the glorious natural upright conical shape. Worried about them becoming too large? Consider the Moss White Birch, which is slightly smaller and features a uniquely white trunk.


How fast do Silver Birch grow?

Given the right conditions, Silver Birch are a relatively fast growing tree. You can expect 60-80cm a year of growth. Watering, with good drainage and slow release fertalizer will also encourage good growth.