The Silver Birch (Betula pendula) is a very popular and easily recognisable tree with it's silvery-white bark. The Silver Birch tree is native to much of England, Scotland and Wales. It is one of the faster growing and establishing deciduous trees reaching a reasonable height within 10 years. They can grow up to 25m. In Scottish folklore a barren cow, herded with a birch stick, would then fall pregnant bearing a healthy calf.
The Silver Birch is particulary hardy in damp areas. Known as the "lady of the woods" with fine silvery bark and catkins in spring with fine green leaves in summer which turn a pretty yellow in autumn. Flourishes in both wet and dry and exposed areas.
The current height of these trees is approximately 20-40cm and they can be planted out all year round. Each Wedding Favour consists of a single Silver Birch tree packed into a black drawstring bag then into a presentation eco friendly cotton bag.
- Plant in wet, dry, open and upland locations
- Likes most soil types
- Pretty garden tree
- Native to the British Isles