The bark of all birches is characteristically marked with long, horizontal or mottled markings. The bark colour is often used to when naming species – eg white birch, silver birch.
Birches are generally small to medium size trees, with a tall trunk and smallish leaves that develop into a light canopy. Trees look fantastic a small garden, adding texture and allowing light to filter through to plants below; planted en mass lining a driveway or in a stand birches look just stunning.
This attractive birch has a complex and delicate beauty in its bark. The bark is primarily fawn/cream coloured, with pale pinkish to orange hues topped by strong patterns of striations. The bark peels to reveal further subtleties of colour beneath. Bright green leaves in summer turning striking golden yellow in autumn. Can be multi stemmed.
Habit: Broadly columnar Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 18m x 6m
Himalayan Birch - an attractive bright white bark, dark green leaves which turn yellow in autumn, and interesting catkins in spring. An elegant tree that is perfect for all gardens, large or small. Looks great group planting. Prefers a soil that does not completely dry out in summer. Deciduous. Est.10yr.height.
Colour: Assorted Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 7m x 3m
The ubiquitous 'Silver Birch' is popular for a reason - it's an easy to grow great looking deciduous tree. Smooth grey-white bark and delicate, green lacy foliage on arching branches. Looks great planted in groups. Plant in sun or part shade. Deciduous. Est.10yr.growth.
Your young 'Silver Birch' will initially have a brown stem and the 'silver' colour will develop as it matures. Make sure your new tree gets a good drink during
dry spells until it gets established.
Colour: Assorted Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 8m x 5m
Japanese White Birch is similar to 'Silver Birch' but has larger leaves, there is no droop to the branches, and the bark maintains its handsome whiteness into maturity, sometimes with a touch of pink. - it's an easy to grow great looking deciduous tree. Looks great planted in groups. Plant in sun or part shade. Deciduous. Est.10yr.growth.
Himalayan Birch. A stunning tree which will be shown to its best advantage planted in groups. The trunk of the tree develops smooth unblemished white bark with a horizontally peeling habit. The dark green leaves have serrated edges and form a large open crown turning soft yellow in autumn. Est.10yr.growth.
This stunning tree is easy to grow in sun or part shade. Make sure the planting position has soil that does not completely dry out in hot summers. The pure whiteness of the bark may take 4 or 5 years to completely develop.
River Birch - Weeping. A delightful cascading form which is perfect for smaller gardens. Attractive fresh green spring and summer foliage that turns yellow before leaf fall. Characteristic flaking bark. Fast growing in sun or part shade. Tolerates quite a bit of moisture. Deciduous. PVR.
I purchased one of these for my own garden about a year ago as I was enchanted by the beautiful shape and fresh green leaves. I have an awkward small courtyard area that sometimes gets quite wet - this tree was the perfect choice and it is doing well.
Habit: Weeping Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.8m x 0.9m