Silver Birch Range

A family of light graceful trees attaining 8m + (25’). Use for group or specimen planting.
Suitable for all soils. They cast light shade themselves and so may be
under planted with groups such as Heathers,Rhododendrons and Camellia.
Birch are synonymous with white bark, however seedling forms vary in this characteristic.
Named varieties have been selected for their superior qualities of habit and bark colouring,A feature of Birch is their yellow gold Autumn appearance

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BETULA (Birch)
albo-sinensis 'Septentrionalis'  
mature bark peeling coppery pink, mat green leaves. Introduced. 1908
by E. Wilson
alleghaniensis 'Lutea'   medium sized with shiny creamy white peeling bark. downy leaves turning
a blaze of yellow.
chinensis 'Conynghan'   bark shiny dark brown pealing to pink
ermanii ‘Greyswood Hills’   white trunk, orange-brown branches,
glossy leaves
grossa 'Hergest'   mature bark pink to orange. Tree
compact tulip shaped
nigra 'River birch'   light brown flaky bark spreading habit tolerates wetter soils
mandschurica 'Szchuanica'   medium size tree with chalky
white bark

pendula   Shiny shoots, diamond leaves. Tolerates drier soils. Native to UK
Dalecarlica   Swedish Birch with graceful cut leaves . Gives little shade
Fastigiata   upright columnar habit
Purpurea   purple leaved slower growing
Tristis   strongly weeping form taller than Youngii
Youngii   a selected form of strongly weeping habit developing a broad umbrella head 15’ tall
pubescens   native white birch
papyrifera 'Paper Birch'   larger and faster growing with peeling white bark. Introd. 1750
utilis Himalayan Birch   orange white peeling bark. Introd. by Sir Joseph Hooker 1849.


jacquemontii  Outstanding white bark, upright habit. Has several named cultivars as follows
'Doorenbos'   produces white bark on young tree
'Inverleith'   white of trunk contrasts red/brown of younger shoots
'Greyswood Ghost'   white bark on trunk and younger sho
'Mc Beath'   bark white with pink
'Jermyns'   a vigorous form of jacquemontii
'Snow Queen’   Tall upright growing with white bark