Silver Birch – Species and Varieties
Silver Birch, Betula alba and other cultivars. Betula pendula ‘Dalecarlica’ or Cut Leaf Birch has a great looking white trunk and is a medium sized tree. Betula ‘Youngii’ (Young’s Weeping Birch) is a very popular weeping variety. B. papyrifera, Paper Birch, Canoe Birch with its white peeling bark will reach up to 18m. B. nigra is referred to as the tropical birch.
Silver Birch, Plant Profile and Landscaping Uses.
Long been a popular landscaping tree the silver trunks are used as a feature in gardens across Australia.
Betula utilis probably has the whitest trunk Betula thunbergii ‘silver beauty’ is a more spreading bushy form. B. alba youngii is available as a Weeping Silver Birch specimen.
Silver Birch grow well in a well drained soil rich in humus so as to maintain some moisture, a sunny position.
Wholesale growers offer a number of varieties in sizes from young potted plants to larger container and field grown mature specimens.
Silver Birch Varieties available in Australia include :
- B. utilis var.jacquemontii – Probably the best variety for ornamental bark, creamy white and sometimes called the ‘Himalayan Birch’.
- B. pendula – A graceful weeping form
- B. papyrifera – Excellent papery peeling bark.
- B. nigra – Deep green foliage, peeling bark, reaches around 10m in height.
- B. pendula ‘Fastigata’ – Slightly weeping foliage with a narrower habit than most.
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