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Potted Birch Tree

Birch Tree 'Betula Pendula' (3L Pot)

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Potted Birch Tree - Description

  • Potted Birch Tree
  • Betula Pendula
  • AKA Common Birch, Native Irish Birch, Silver Birch
  • Medium Sized Garden Tree
  • Form: Potted Tree
  • Pot Size: 3 Litres
  • Current Plant Size: 150 - 175cm (Approx. 4 - 5 Feet)
  • Note: White Bark Develops as Tree Matures
  • Young Trees Have Brown Stems

Potted Birch Tree - Characteristics

  • Tall, narrow trees
  • Light, open canopy
  • Mature size: 25m tall & 8m wide
    • If allowed to grow to full maturity
    • Can be maintained at smaller size either
  • As tree matures, branches take on an arching habit
  • Deciduous tree, they loose their leaves in Winter
  • Foliage - Ovate, serrated margins, green in Summer turning yellow in Autumn
  • Fast growth rate
  • Very hardy tree

Potted Birch Tree - Uses

  • Grown for their interesting bark, as tree ages they develop a white stem
  • Commonly grown in estates and on lawns
  • Offers a beautiful focal point in any garden
  • Offer height & privacy while it's light open canopy will not block out too much sunlight
  • Excellent, reliable garden tree

Potted Birch Tree - Planting Instructions

Planting Time

  • These potted plants can be planted any time of year
  • Best to avoid frosty conditions, where the ground is frozen

Positioning Trees

  • Birch likes full sun, part shade & shade
  • Soil can be well drained, light or heavy clay
  • Not suited to damp soils - For this we recommend the Downy Birch
  • Happy in acidic or neutral to alkaline soils
  • Spacing distance varies on use
  • If planting in lawns, then space 5 to 7m apart
  • When planting, dig a planting hole twice the width of the tree's root ball
  • Ensure each plant is straight & soil is compacted in around it's root ball
  • Level off the soil around the plants

After Care

  • Water before & after planting
  • If dry weather persists, water every 2 days in the first year
  • Weeding is also essential - especially bind weed which can quickly smoother a young tree
  • Keep grass growth away from the base of trees to ensure a faster growth rate
  • Avoid strimming around the base of trees

Birch Trees - Quick Facts

  • The Birch develops flowers called catkins in Summer
  • Birch are extremely hardy trees
  • They are the most northerly deciduous tree, even growing in Siberia
  • Birch wood makes good firewood
  • The sap of Birch is used in drinks in Russia and makes a sweet syrup for desserts
  • Birch is found throughout Ireland & is important in the balance of our ecosystem

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  • Great Britain
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  • If road access to your site is tight, then please advise us before purchasing
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  • Also, we cannot guarantee delivery on a specific day (Please allow 1-3 days for delivery)
  • It's always best to order well in advance to avoid disappointment
  • Cancellation of pallets when items are already in transit will incur a 40 euro per pallet cancellation fee (To cover return delivery costs)
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  • We do not offer a weekend delivery service (Mon-Fri Only excl. Bank Holidays)
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