The Paper Birch, known scientifically as Betula papyrifera, is a captivating and versatile tree, renowned for its strikingly beautiful bark and graceful stature. This deciduous tree is most recognised for its distinctive white bark that peels off in thin, paper-like layers, creating a visually stunning effect in any landscape. The leaves of the Paper Birch are oval to triangular in shape, with a serrated edge, turning a bright yellow in the fall, providing a spectacular autumn display. This tree also produces catkins that are both an important food source for wildlife and an attractive visual feature.
One of the standout qualities of the Paper Birch is its ability to adapt to a range of conditions, although it prefers cooler climates. It is often found in the northern parts of North America, thriving in well-drained, sandy or loamy soils. The Paper Birch is particularly notable for its role in pioneering. It quickly occupies cleared or burnt lands, making it an essential species for natural reforestation and land rehabilitation. Furthermore, the tree’s ability to thrive in cold climates makes it a symbol of strength and resilience.
Distinguishing the Paper Birch from other birch species like the Downy Birch (Betula pubescens) or the Silver Birch (Betula pendula) is straightforward, thanks to its unique bark. Unlike the rougher bark of the Downy Birch or the shiny, silver bark of the Silver Birch, the Paper Birch has a smooth, white bark that easily peels away, resembling paper. Additionally, the Paper Birch is more tolerant of colder temperatures compared to other birches, allowing it to thrive in northern regions where others might struggle. The combination of its aesthetic appeal, environmental adaptability, and ecological importance makes the Paper Birch an excellent choice for those looking to add a touch of natural elegance and resilience to their landscape.
BUY MORE TO SAVE MORE!
Use any of the codes below at checkout to save on your plants.
Use Code: LARGE5 to get 5% off when you spend £500.
Use Code: LARGE7.5 to get 7.5% off when you spend £1000.
Use Code: LARGE10 to get 10% off when you spend £2000.
Use Code: LARGE15 to get 15% off when you spend £5000.
STANDARD DELIVERY TYPES
Box/Parcel – Used for plants sized 0-70cm, costs £12. Order £100 worth of plants of that size to qualify for free delivery! Parcel deliveries are always sent for next day delivery unless otherwise specified.
Pallet – Used for plants sized 71-230cm, costs £60. Order £350 worth of plants to qualify for free pallet delivery! We always send our pallets for next day delivery, unless requested otherwise.
Private Van – Used for plants sized 231cm and taller, costs £60. Order £350 worth to get free private van delivery!
In all cases you can request a private van delivery, where your plants are delivered by us. Upon your request we can re-evaluate your delivery fee and let you know of the delivery time.
Please note, for pallet and box deliveries we use third party companies to deliver the goods. Not often, but occasionally some delays may happen due to unforeseen circumstances, which are out of our control. For this reason, we ask you to never book gardeners, contractors, or other industry professionals for the estimated delivery date. Please do not book days off work or cancel other commitments specifically for your plant delivery to avoid disappointment.
Not home? No problem!
If you are not home at the time of your delivery, don’t worry! With your permission, we will instruct our trusted couriers to leave your plants in a safe place. If you have any requirements, or a preferred safe place for your plant delivery, please ensure to leave us a note along with your order, or simply give us a call.
If you have any special requirements regarding your delivery, please add it to your order notes or call us on 01603 327269. Always include any delivery restrictions into your order note so appropriate vehicles and good carriers can be used to deliver your plants.
Please note that we currently are unable to deliver to Northern Ireland and The Republic of Ireland due to Brexit rules and regulations.
For more delivery information refer to our terms and conditions here.