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Silver Birch Tree

The Silver Birch tree is one of the most recognised and popular trees in Britain.  Its silvery white bark and drooping branches make this a very decorative tree for planting both as a landscape tree and in small gardens. It may be a delicate looking tree but it is very hardy and like the rowan can be found growing on the side of mountains.  The silver birch tree has been respected by pagan Celtic and Germanic tribes as it was thought to be a 'holy' tree with sacred powers of purification so twigs were used in the ritual of driving out the spirits of the old year.  Only use for the timber is tool handles and backs for brushes. PRUNING birch trees is advised in late summer or early autumn.  Take out branches that rub together or too close together.

Cultivated plants generally 40' to 60' (12m to 18m) tall and 20' to 40' (6m to 12m) wide


Very hardy tree,tolerates full sun or partial shade - Soil all types -chalk, clay, sand,loam. Good for windy sites, good altitude

Key Features

native fast growing, dappled shade. Leaves of yellow remain longer than on most trees in winter.

Silver Birch Tree
Silver Birch Tree
Silver Birch Tree
Size (cm)
40 - 60
150 - 180
60 - 90
Price1 - 10
Price11 - 30
Price31 - 150
Price151 - 1000
Price1001+ +
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