Grown In The UK.
Betula Silver Shadow
Himalayan Birch Tree
Common Name: Silver Shadow Himalayan Birch Tree
Latin Name: Betula utiis var. jacquemontii 'Silver Shadow'
Soil: Will tolerate most soil types
Position: Full sun to part shade.
Flowering period/colour: April-May/brown
Hardiness: Fully hardy
Height and spread in 20 years: 8m/4m
Special features: Sparkling white bark
The 'Silver Shadow' is a fantastic variety of birch with so much to offer, but its bark has to be its most notable feature. The bark is a glistening creamy white colour and it looks particularly beautiful in winter; it gently peels each year to reveal another fresh layer underneath, thus retaining its sheen.
Spring sees the arrival of both the foliage and the catkins: the leaves are ovate in shape, serrated at their margins and dark green in colour; the catkins are up to 15cm long and are brown. The leaves turn to crisp shades of yellow in autumn before falling.
This tree grows to have a conical crown and it makes a great focal point in a garden due to its attractive bark. Birch trees look especially beautiful when planted in groups and choosing one with a contrasting bark colour always looks effective: we would recommend the ‘Betula albo-sinensis’ as the brown/red tones of the 'albo-sinensis' contrast beautifully with the sparkling white bark of the 'Silver Shadow'.
Here at Mail Order Trees, getting your trees and plants to you quickly and in perfect condition is our top priority. A great feature of our specially designed cardboard boxes is that they are 100% recyclable, which will help to reduce your carbon footprint even further. We have a standard flat rate charge of £9.95 per consignment (including VAT) to England and Wales so the more you buy, the more you save! Prices for Scotland, Grampian, the Highands can be calculated in the checkout area. Unfortunately we are unable to ship to any other locations aside from these. This means we do not ship to Isle of Wight, Channel Islands, Northern Ireland/Ireland and any Scottish Islands.
Our usual delivery time is up to 7-10 working days. We will, as ever, aim to stick to our usual timescale but please be aware that this may not always be possible.
Please take the time to fill out the special instructions box in the checkout area with the details of a neighbour or safe place that your trees can be left. Every effort will be made to make deliveries in this time or on a date requested by you. Mail-Order-Trees cannot be held responsible for delayed deliveries due to factors beyond our control such as Public Holidays or adverse weather conditions which make it impossible to lift bare-rooted trees. In cases such as these, you will be notified.
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2 Year Guarantee
If your tree starts to show signs of failure, for example if the leaves unexpectedly go brown, please contact us as early as possible and we can advise you on a course of action which could prevent eventual failure of the tree.
In order to assess the problem or the cause of the failure, we require photos to be emailed to us: please send us a picture of the tree overall (including the soil) and a close-up of the problem. Please email email@example.com
If you have any questions then you can of course call us on 0800 066 5972, but please note that we will always need to see photos of the tree in order to advise a course of action or send out a replacement.