Silver Birch ‘Betula pendula’ – Bare Root

A beautiful tree, known for its silver-white bark that peels gently away from the trunk, the silver birch is much loved by gardeners everywhere.  Able to reach 30m in height once fully grown, they form a beautiful canopy of leaves that dapple sunlight onto the ground beneath them. This tree thrives in dry woodland, heaths and downs and is tolerant of a wide range of temperatures.  The silver birch provides a wide variety of food and shelter for many insects, birds and funghi! Purchase this as part of a pack of 10, 50 or 100 bare root trees. All specimens will be 2 year old plants, around 60-80cm tall. 60cm spiral guards and 90cm bamboo canes are recommended for each plants to protect from rabbit damage. Can be planted as individual trees or used to create wildlife friendly hedging.

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If using as a hedge: All species in a wildlife hedge can be cut back or “Coppiced” without harm. In the 1st year after establishment the hedge can be cut back to stimulate growth of the hedge from the base thereafter cut every 2-3 years. If the weather is unsuitable for planting or receiving the hedging, dig a hole and bury the roots of the bunched plants, they can be held like that till planting. After planting it is advantageous to mulch the hedge with lawn mowing or leaf mould to suppress weeds and also be done with plastic or carpet cuts and covered with soil.

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