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Height (when grown)
Acidic, Chalky / Alkaline, Clay, Most soils, Well-drained
Hardy (Cold winter)
Flowering in Mar
Bees, Birds, Wildlife
The Weeping Birch is a very beautiful small hardy deciduous tree with a dome-shaped crown of arching branches which weep to the ground as they grow. Known for its attractive peeling bark which lightens pink and white as it ages. Delicate soft green ovate leaves colour well in autumn. Male and female catkins are found on the same tree, opening before or with the leaves in spring. Weeping Silver Birch are happiest in sunlight with well-drained moist soil. ‘Youngii’ Silver Birch trees tolerate urban pollution, drought, wet soil, cold temperatures, and strong winds. Steeped in symbolism, Birches support many species of birds, insects, and animals.
The Silver Birch is known as the Lady of the Wood and the Tree of Enchantment and should only be pruned in late winter before dormancy, never in the spring.
Position: Moist, well-drained soil. Full sun, partial shade
Soil: Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand,
Aspect: West, South, East. North facing, Exposed or sheltered Foliage: Deciduous, green to yellow in autumn
Flowering: Male & female catkins
Fruiting: Of a type
Hardiness: Fully hardy
Benefits to Wildlife: Yes, many species of birds, insects & little creatures
Height & Spread in maturity: 9 metres x 5 metres
The tree is watered before being carefully packed by one of our experienced staff on site. It comes in a cardboard box lined with straw. (We try to use as much recycling material as possible) The box is addressed to the customer or a specified name and address and sent out overnight delivery to arrive on requested dates.
Please note the size of the tree that you are ordering, as our trees are provided for our clients to plant themselves, which may appear at a small size rather than the fully grown tree as shown in the photos.
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