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1634L Silver birch - Betula alba
Pot Size: 7 litres pot – Height of plant: 175/200 cm.
Delivered by specialised carrier.
49.50 Available
1634N Silver birch - Betula alba
Plug plant – Height of plant: 70/90 cm (28/35").
8.00 Available
1634J Silver birch - Betula alba
Young plug plant – Height of plant: 20/30 cm (8/12").
4.50 Available
1634K Silver birch - Betula alba
Young plug plant – Height of plant: 20/30 cm (8/12")
Unit price available starting from 10 units purchased
2.95 Available
1634G Silver birch - Betula alba
Packet of seeds (1g). Sow in spring in a clean and disinfected bed. Cover very lightly and press down by rolling. Keep moist.
2.50 Available
1634A FERTILISER – Fertiliser tablet to place at the bottom of the hole before planting. Slow release over 7 to 8 months. Only 1 tablet in each hole. 0.40 Available
1634M Silver birch - Betula alba
You intend to plant more than 100 plants, we'll make you our best offer.
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Silver Birch, Weeping Birch - Betula pendula, betula alba, betula verrucosa (latin)

Areas of origin: Europe, from Norway to Sicily.
Adult Dimensions: Height up to 30 metres (98.4'), width up to 20 metres (65.6').
Foliage: Deciduous.
Soil Type: All.
Hardiness: Hardy to -40°C. Pioneering species on light soils, burnt or cleared areas.
Exposure: Full sun.
Speed of growth: Up to 1 metre in the first year.

Properties and uses:
The leaves of this beautiful tree become yellow in autumn. The white bark of mature trees has deep crevices across the base This is a vigorous tree which can be planted alone, in a group or within a windbreak hedge. It is also a medicinal plant containing betulin and is used as a diuretic, or for treating rheumatism. Leaves are used to make tisanes or as a compress.

See also:
Himalayan Birch (Betula utilis), in winter, its bark will peel off in long strips of brown, copper, rose or white
Paper Birch (Betula papyrifera), white bark, smooth and silky, pretty golden yellow foliage colour in the autumn

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