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BETULA pendula (syn. BETULA verrucosa)
Silver Birch


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:: Betulaceae :: BETULA :: pendula
  • Type of products available: 1/1 BR, 1/1P1L

Main asset

Visible bark in winter, light foliage.


Behaves better in ground staying humid in summer.

Tree of cylindrical or conical shape, with a white cracked bark at the base on older trees. Thin flexible branches, often pendant. Diamond-shaped leaves, bright green turning yellow in autumn. Yellow-brown catkins in March.

  • Uses: Specimen, alignments

Global caracteristics:

  • Type of foliage: deciduous
  • Habit: weeping
  • Height: 25 m x 10 m (80 ft x 30 ft)
  • Growth: medium to fast
  • Flowering period: March

Shape and colours:

  • Couleur du bois : white craked
  • Foliage shape: diamond-shaped
  • Foliage colour: light green
  • Foliage colour in autumn: yellow
  • Flowers shape: Catkins


  • Soil type: not too dry
  • Exposure: sun, part-shade
  • Hardiness: - 35 °C (-31 °F - USDA zone 3b)