Betula pendula, or the Common Silver Birch tree, is native to the UK and has white bark which develops diamond shaped cracks towards the base as it matures.
This tree is also known as “The Lady of the Woods”, due to its graceful and slender appearance. Betula pendula is a pioneer species, and even though it seems to grow everywhere in the UK, it is very difficult to transplant bare rooted, however our containerised trees counter this trend and do very well post planting.
This large and vigorous birch tree grows well on most soils but is not well suited to areas where the soil becomes compacted.
At Barcham we stock Betula pendula as both a multi-stem and single trunk tree. The multi-stem specimen we supply are true coppices, rather than 3 or 4 plants in a pot. This is something to be wary of; multiple trees grown to form a multi-stem are unlikely to thrive in the long term.
Multi-stemmed birch trees are particularly useful in exposed conditions, as the centre of gravity is much lower to the ground, which reduces the likelihood of physical damage from the whipping of the stems in the wind.
Betula pendula is a true woodland tree which requires plenty of space to grow; it is suitable for parklands and large gardens and is especially suited to schemes which are aiming for an ornamental feel with a native focus. If you require a smaller Silver Birch, we do produce a couple of extremely weeping clones which are more suited to smaller gardens, such as Betula pendula Youngii.
Mature height: 7-12m
Barcham Trees are delivered using a local team of hauliers whom are well versed in transporting trees across the length and breadth of the UK. Our standard delivery is based upon sharing a delivery slot on one of our lorries and is calculated on a county by county basis.
Get a quote for delivery for your county here.
Free delivery is granted on the following order levels:
England, orders over £2,750
Wales, orders over £3,750
Scotland, orders over £4,750
Once you have completed your order online we will phone you to schedule in your delivery. On many occasions we are able to link in your order quickly but please allow up to 15 working days from the time of order to delivery as the worst case scenario.
Please note that all of our deliveries are made on Heavy Goods Vehicles, with our smallest available lorry generally being a 10 tonne vehicle. Deliveries are made to kerbside, or nearest reasonable access point and the lorry drivers are unable to move the trees once they are onsite.
For those of you ordering Instant trees, have special requirements or access limitations, please remember that throughout this process we are only a phone call away! Our experienced team of arborists are on hand to offer advice and can be contacted Monday to Friday between 9am - 5:30pm on 01353 720 950.
For further details of our delivery service and conditions, please visit our Delivery Service Advice page.