Silver Birch ‘youngii’

The silver birch, known as Betula pendula, is a graceful deciduous tree native to Europe and parts of Asia. It is one of the most iconic and recognisable birch species, known for its striking white bark that peels in paper-like layers.

The Appearance

A medium-sized deciduous tree with a narrow, pyramidal shape and white bark that peels in thin layers. It has triangular, serrated leaves that turn yellow in autumn.


The Produce

They produce drooping clusters of small, greenish-yellow flowers in the spring, followed by the development of small winged seeds.


The Flowers

Produces small, yellowish catkins in spring.


The Leaves

Silver birch trees have triangular, serrated leaves that are bright green and turn yellow in the fall, adding to their visual appeal.


The Bark

The bark is white and peels in thin layers, revealing a smooth surface underneath.


The Habitat

Prefers well-drained soils and full sun. Commonly found in woodlands, gardens, and parks.


The Ecology

Provides habitat and food for various wildlife, including birds and insects. The bark and leaves offer food and shelter.


The Culture

Valued for its ornamental bark and timber. Often planted in gardens and parks.


Fun Facts

Silver Birch is known for its striking white bark, which adds year-round interest to landscapes.

The Connection To Burton Constable

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