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Silver Birch Sapling Trees

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Misc Wildlife Value
Shade Partial Shade
Area Exposed Windy Areas
Soil Acidic, Wet
Type Native, Screening
Also Good Autumn Colour
  Buy 11 or more bareroot plants and save

SIZES 1-10 11-5051-250251-10001001+
60/80 cm Bareroot Plenty of Stock£2.52Plenty of Stock£2.02Plenty of Stock£1.76Plenty of Stock£1.64Plenty of Stock£1.51
100/125 cm Bareroot Plenty of Stock£4.74Plenty of Stock£3.79Plenty of Stock£3.32Plenty of Stock£3.08Plenty of Stock£2.84
120/150 cm Bareroot Plenty of Stock£6.24Plenty of Stock£4.99Plenty of Stock£4.37Plenty of Stock£4.06Plenty of Stock£3.74
150/175 cm Bareroot Plenty of Stock£7.86Plenty of Stock£6.29Plenty of Stock£5.50Plenty of Stock£5.11Plenty of Stock£4.72
  Prices include VAT

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Betula Pendula Young Bareroot Trees

Silver Birch, Betula pendula, is a widespread, fast growing, native tree with pretty white bark and an airy canopy that casts light, dappled shade. It likes sunny sites, and will thrive on pretty much any soil except solid chalk. Silver Birch is not suitable as a hedging plant although it can be used as a screening tree up to about 25 metres high when its fine branches and sparse foliage blur rather than obliterate whatever it is you are trying to hide.

The plants on this page are young saplings. You can also buy larger Silver Birch trees here and you can browse all of our other varieties of Birch trees for sale or see our full range of hedging options.

Silver Birch plants are only delivered bareroot, during winter (Nov-March).

Choosing a size: When you are ordering a large quantity of Silver Birch for a big project, we suggest that you buy the smaller plants, graded at 40/60cms or 60/80cms. They are cheaper than large plants, easier to handle and more likely to cope well with poor conditions. Use the larger sizes for instant impact in a garden.
All of our young trees and shrubs are measured by their height in centimetres above the ground (the roots aren't measured).

General description of Betula pendula plants:

Common Names: Silver Birch, Lady of the Woods
The pale, creamy-white bark of this elegant tree is its best feature, providing year-round interest. It has little diamond shaped, mid-green leaves with serrated edges, dangling in fluttering streamers of thin, hanging side-branches. These turn yellow in autumn, which looks fantastic next to the white bark with the sun shining through it all.

History & uses of Betula pendula

Silver birch was a very useful tree in the past. Its bark was used for covering boats, canoes or for making the roof of a hut. A skilled worker could remove the outermost layer of bark without killing the tree: if you want to try your hand at this, late spring is the best time. An unpleasant tasting but effectively alcoholic mead can be made from Silver Birch sap, which tastes like sugary water in spring. Its resin was boiled down to make a decent glue.
Today, it is sometimes used as a coppice tree for firewood, harvested every 3/4 years. It is one of the easiest firewoods, burning bright and hot even before it is fully dried. Artist grade charcoal is made from the bark.

  • Small Box

    Small box

    (Orders containing only seedlings or rooted cuttings)

    £7.20

    including VAT per order

    FREE

    For ORDERS
    Over £60 inc VAT

  • Standard box

    (Bareroots up to
    1.2m)

    £11.40

    including VAT per order

    FREE

    For ORDERS
    Over £60 inc VAT

  • Large box

    (Pots up to
    and incl. 7.5L)

    £15.00

    including VAT per order

    FREE

    For ORDERS
    Over £100 inc VAT

  • Trees & Hedging

    (Bareroots &
    trees 1.2m+)

    £18.00

    including VAT per order

    FREE

    For ORDERS
    Over £120 inc VAT

  • Pallets

    (Root balls, large pots,
    trees etc)

    £60.00

    including VAT per order

    FREE

    For ORDERS
    Over £240 inc VAT


Bareroot planting is best done between October and April
Bareroot and potted - what's the difference?

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