Silver Birch – Betula Alba Pendula


Silver Birch Trees, also known as Betula Alba Pendula are tall, slender deciduous trees with striking white bark and graceful, drooping foliage making them a popular choice for ornamental landscaped gardens.


The silver birch tree, scientifically known as Betula Pendula Alba , has been a popular choice for gardeners and landscapers alike for centuries. Its striking appearance is characterised by its distinctive white, papery bark that peels away in strips, and its delicate, drooping branches that sway in the breeze. This elegant deciduous tree not only adds visual interest to the garden, but it also provides important ecological benefits such as shelter and food for wildlife.

The silver birch tree is native to Europe and parts of Asia and has a long history of use in traditional medicine and folklore. Its bark was traditionally used to treat a variety of ailments, and it was believed to ward off evil spirits. In the garden, the silver birch tree is valued for its relatively fast growth rate and adaptability to a range of soil types and growing conditions. It also has a range of seasonal interests, from its delicate spring leaves to its stunning golden-yellow foliage in autumn, which contrasts beautifully against its white bark. Overall, the silver birch tree is a versatile and attractive addition to any garden or landscape.

The height that silver birch trees can reach can vary depending on their growing conditions, but on average they typically grow to a height of 50 to 70 feet (15 to 21 meters) and have a spread of about 20 to 40 feet (6 to 12 meters). However, it’s important to note that some silver birch trees have been known to grow taller than this under optimal growing conditions, while others may stay smaller if they are grown in less favorable conditions.


Full Standard, Half Standard, Boxhead, Espalier, Feathered, Mini Standard, Multistem, Pleached, Umbrella


15-30cm, 30-50cm, 50-70cm, 70-90cm, 90-110cm, 110-130cm, 130-150cm, 150-170cm, 170-200cm, 200-230cm, 230-250cm, 250-270cm, 270-300cm, 300-350cm, 350-400cm, 400-450cm, 450-500cm, 500-600cm, 600-700cm, 700-800cm, 800-900cm, 900-1000cm

Stem Girth

4-6cm, 6-8cm, 8-10cm, 10-12cm, 12-14cm, 14-16cm, 16-18cm, 18-20cm, 20-22cm, 22-24cm, 24-26cm, 26-28cm, 28-30cm, N/A

Root Type

Pot Grown, Rootball, Bare Root

Foliage Type




Growth Height

Tall Growing

Growth Speed

Fast Growth






No Berries


Without Thornes


Non Toxic

Drought Tolerance


Sun Preference

Full Sun, Partial Shade

Colourful Foliage


Leaf Size


Natural Growth Style




Hard Wood Cutback?


Soil Type?

Clay-Heavy, Sandy-Well Draining, Grows in most soil types

Natural Shape

Weeping, Slim


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