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3 Silver Birch 5-6ft Stunning Mature Specimen Trees, Betula Pendula


3 Silver Birch 5-6ft Stunning  Mature Specimen Trees, Betula Pendula


These are BARE ROOTED plants which can be planted from the end of October utnil April and will be dispatched as soon as the weather turns cold and they become dormant.The dispatch date depends on the Autumn temperature and varies from year to year.


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



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.


For the bare root planting instructions, please click here.

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  1. nice trees, quick delivery, great value 5

    Posted by David on 22nd Dec 2020

    Trees arrived within a few days of order. Exceedingly well wrapped and in good shape. Now planted in a group and so far look great. Very happy with the service from Beechwood/Fat Pigs.

  2. 3 x Sliver Birch Trees 5

    Posted by Captain Chaos on 5th Dec 2020

    Hi, looking online for Silver Birch Trees I found the 3 Fat Pigs website I choose 3 SILVER BIRCH 6FT+ the size was what I was looking for. Not sure what to expect . They arrived by courier cling film wrapped and supported by bamboo canes they appeared shorter than 6 ft. When I unwrapped them I found that the tops had been bent over in a curve and supported by a bamboo cane. The condition was great the tops once straightened are fine and the "leader's" are intact the head and trunk are clean and undamaged, the root ball's (bare rooted) are clean, large amount of fine roots with almost no damage. The larger roots clean cut. So pleased yes. Use again yes

  3. Fine healthy examples 5

    Posted by Thomas Ross on 23rd Nov 2019

    Three trees arrive very well packaged.
    All three are in excellent condition and more mature than expected.
    Extremely happy with our purchase and service provided

  4. Silver Birch Trees 5

    Posted by Unknown on 27th Feb 2017

    The Silver Birch Trees that I ordered from Beechwood nurseries arrived promptly after ordering them online. They were well wrapped and packaged to avoid any damage in transit. Once opened they appeared very healthy with a well developed root system. They are now planted and I look forward to seeing how they establish themselves over the next few months. It would have been useful had Beechwood nurseries included planting notes with the trees.