Birch Trees - Betula
Betula trees or birch trees are deservedly some of the most popular types of trees that we sell. The bark is so varied within the species that its colours range from a rich mahogany, to a pure white, to a peeling golden brown. Aside from the ornamental bark, birch trees hold a distinctly elegant form – often with open canopies – some upright and tall, yet others pendant and arching. The leaves range in shape and size: some deeply cut, others finely toothed, but all have a strong autumn colour.
This is a species that offers interest in all seasons as the healthy leaves emerge in spring, shine in summer and dazzle in autumn, but once the leaves have dropped the ornamental bark really stands out and adds great winter interest.
Plant Birch trees in a full sun or partial shade position; they can tolerate any fertile soil and work well when planted in groups or clusters.