Silver BirchBetula pendula
The native common birch - an elegant medium-sized deciduous tree with slender drooping twigs and silvery-white stems that fissure with age. The delicate mid-green leaves turn butter-yellow in autumn. It grows well on a wide range of soils including damp ones, will tolerate a lot of exposure, and is quite often seen growing on exposed hill sides. Mature height around 10-15 metres in the north of England, but can grow taller where conditions allow.
A good pioneer tree that tolerates a wide range of conditions, including damp, exposed sites and on poor soils.
Usually in stock as container trees from about 12cm to 18cm girth or more.