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Betula pendula Purpurea, size Medium, on our nursery
Betula pendula Purpurea, size Medium, on our nursery
Purple foliage of Betula pendula Purpurea
Betula pendula Purpurea leaves in summer
Medium Purple Birch from this batch
Betula pendula Purpurea sample video

Betula pendula Purpurea

Purple Birch

Estimated fully grown height 7-12m

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Product Details

Betula pendula Purpurea, known as the Purple Birch, is a slow growing and rather rare tree with a slender habit and white trunk at maturity.

Its leaves emerge red / purple in the spring and harden to purple over the growing season. It makes a fine garden tree, thriving on most well drained soils and providing wonderful contrast with its beautiful coloured foliage.

Introduced into the UK in the 1870s Betula pendula Purpurea is often found tucked away in tree collections.

Mature height: 7-12m

Tree Specification

Tree Location
Mature Height
Blossom Colour
Foliage Colour
Looks good in
Spring, Summer,
Fruit & Nut
Soil Type
Well drained, Will tolerate most soil types,
Autumn Colour
Good for waterlogged soil
Pleached Tree

Planting Video

Delivery Guide

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.