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3 Silver Birch 4-5ft Stunning Mature Specimen Trees, Betula Pendula in a 2L Pot

£44.99

3 Silver Birch Tree 4-5ft Tall in a 2L Pot

 

Betula pendula is a medium deciduous tree, typically reaching 15-25 m tall, exceptionally up to 39 m  , with a slender crown of arched branches with drooping branchlets.

 

Growing Details:

Common Name: Silver birch
Genus: Betula
Species: pendula
Skill Level: Beginner
Exposure: Full sun, Partial shade
Hardiness: Hardy
Soil type: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Acidic, Moist, Sandy
Height: 2500cm
Spread: 1000cm

 

Description:

The plain silver or common birch, sometimes called 'the lady of the woods' because of its outstanding elegance, is a great landscape feature, especially in autumn and while still young - older trees can become enormous, but without dominating or shading the garden too much. When planted 60cm (2ft) apart, the trees make a fine hedge, or may be grown 2.4m (8ft) apart as a screen or windbreak, which can be trimmed each winter. Growth is upright, later slightly weeping, especially the young outer stems - trim shoots off the trunk to reveal the attractive bark.

Deciduous trees shed their leaves as an active process that evolved to conserve resources and protect the tree from being blown over in the windier winter months. Some birch trees turn yellow due to temperature changes in the summer / early autumn. There is nothing to worry about. The trees will re-grow the foliage again in the spring time.

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  1. Really happy customer 5

    Posted by Karen Mills on 18th May 2021

    Got my three long sticks (silver birch) in mail and my heart dropped (one had partially snapped where stick ended so taped it back together) - planted them in my really poor soil and thought, well, lesson learnt .... a month later I wish I could upload a photo ....all three are healthy and full of leaves - really happy customer

  2. Exactly as described, beautiful! 5

    Posted by Louise Dodds on 8th Apr 2021

    These are the first trees I've ever planted, and I was nervous because they seemed so cheap... I'm more than pleasantly surprised! These 3 trees are all great quality, I've followed the instructions on this site for bare-root planting so fingers crossed I've done it right and they grow well :D

  3. Excellent service 5

    Posted by Yvonne Johnston on 5th Aug 2020

    Took delivery of our silver beech trees, one was slightly damaged on the top, telephoned to Ask advice and was told a replacement would be sent out, which it was within days. A very good company to do business with and we will use them again in the future.

  4. excellent service and lovely plants 5

    Posted by Pete on 10th Jun 2020

    Ordered 3 trees, one arrived in a sorry state, a quick email discussion with resulted in a replacement being sent out. Delighted. Will definitely recommend 3 Fat Pigs

  5. Betula pendula 5

    Posted by Karen Fitzpatrick on 31st Oct 2016

    More than happy with my purchase of 3 x 4/5ft sapplings... They seem to be 6/7ft.. Thank you..I have guarded them from rabbits and roe deer... just having to protect from my own herd of reindeer :) Failing with willow plantation.. :)
    Can't add photos but at FB Luxlyk reindeer hire for the plantings of birch and my fails on willow plantation..