Birch

Birch

Betula or Silver Birch are graceful deciduous trees with light foliage and characteristic peeling bark. They bear triangular, double-teethed leaves which are pale green in colour turning to a beautiful golden yellow during the Autumn months. Birch trees thrive in full sun and require moist but well-drained soil. In a garden setting it is advised to add a high quality fertiliser when planting such as a tree and shrub compost. On average, in the right environment Birch trees can grow up to 25 metres in height.If planting trees staking is often needed, but it should be no higher than 60cm (2ft) above the ground. Tree Staking Advice.

Historically, Betula wood had many different uses and was often seen as a building material in Scottish houses. Today the timber is commonly used for creating racecourse jumps, the bark is used in the tanning process of leather and the tree sap is used medicinally as a cure for kidney stones. Traditionl folklaw says that Birch trees protect from evil spirits and symbolise love and fertility.

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  1. Betula Utilis 15 Litre Pot
    £50.00
    Betula Utilis Jacquemontii is a deciduous, elegant tree with icy- white peeling bark from a very young tree.Long yellow-brown catkins in spring. Learn More
  2. Betula Pendula Youngii 1/2 Standard 25 Litre Pot
    £87.50
    Weeping, birch. A beautiful example. Ideal for the smaller garden or rockery. Learn More
  3. Betula Utilis Jacquemontii Multi Stem 25 Litre Pot 200/230cm
    £87.50
    Betula Utilis Jacquemontii is a deciduous, elegant tree with icy- white peeling bark from a very young tree.Long yellow-brown catkins in spring. Learn More
  4. Betula utilis Jacquemontii Multi-Feathered Bush 45 Litre Pot 250cm+
    £130.50
    Betula Utilis Jacquemontii are deciduous trees that bear oval, serrated mid green leaves that turn a clear yellow in Autumn and have a peeling white bark. Feathered from the floor naturally so as to grow as a multi branched/multi stemmed bush. Learn More
  5. Betula Pendula Extra Heavy Standard 12-14 cm Girth
    £162.50
    Huge Standard silver birch. A beautiful example. Learn More
  6. Betula Alba Spider Alley Full Standard 35 Litre Pot
    £203.00
    Betula Alba Spider Alley is an unusual birch tree with it's twisted branches that branch out like spiders, in spring it is covered in new growth Stem height 140/150 Girth 6/8cm Learn More
  7. Betula Utilis Multi Stem 3 - 3.5 Metre
    £240.00
    Ours our true multi-stemmed trees and not 3 small trees in one pot, which ultimately results in one or two of them dying from competition. These are specimen trees already above 3 metres. They look great on their own but fabulous if you have room for a small grove of them. Learn More
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