Silver Birch (Betula pendula) 9L Pot

Code: TR01359L
Silver Birch (Betula pendula) 9L Pot
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Silver Birch (Betula pendula) 9L Pot
Betula pendula (Silver Birch) - 9L Pot

The archetypal birch, known for its beautiful white-silver trunk, long and slim build, and small, green leaves. The changing of the catkin colour from green to brown signals the changing of the seasons, and the autumn foliage is beautiful and delicate. The classic peeling bark is also delicate and elegant, perfectly mirroring the beauty of this deciduous tree.

The Silver birch is pollution tolerant and is therefore able to be planted in most areas, but requires a good amount of space to grow.

  • Comes in a: 9L polypot (not a rigid pot)
  • Approx. Height on Arrival: 130-150cm
  • Tree is approx 2 years old with a 4 year old rootstock
  • Foliage Colour: Green in summer, yellow in autumn
  • Approx. Growth Height: 15m
  • Tolerance: Frost tolerant, fairly drought tolerant once established
  • Growing Habit: Bushy
  • Hardiness: Fully hardy
  • Exposure: Exposed, sheltered
  • Rate of Growth: Fast
  • Scented: Barely
  • Wildlife friendly - attracts bees and other pollinating insects


  • Light Requirements: full sun
  • Soil Requirements: neutral, clay, loam, sand
  • Moisture: moist, well-drained, moderately fertile

Optional Extras
  • 60g Empathy rootgrow™ Mycorrhizal Fungi
    Add +
  • 1L Grow Your Own Liquid Seaweed Fertiliser by Empathy™
    Add +
  • One Tree Stake and Tie Kit - 1.2m
    Add +
  • All-purpose Liquid Seaweed Stimulant by Empathy - 1L
    Add +
Selected items will be included with your purchase

Q:Does Height Really Matter?

A: Not As Much As You Might Think...
One stand out specification that customers often use to judge the value of a tree is the height. So should height directly correlate with the price of a tree? No, not necessarily.
To an extent the height of a tree can give you a good indication of its maturity but you must not forget: To grow a productive, well shaped, healthy tree you must prune it back regularly, especially when young.
Our trees often grow up to 2m in the fields before we prune them back and package them ready to send out. This pruning encourages the tree to grow more, stronger branches and ensures there is a good balance between the root size and top growth. This ensures that your tree puts energy into establishing a healthy root base instead of supporting top growth, providing a better foundation for your tree in the future.
So, in summary: Don’t let the extra 10/20cm you may find elsewhere sway you. You are likely to be paying extra for the delivery costs and, if you want a healthy tree in the long run, you’re going to have to chop it off anyway!

Caring and Maintenance

Water young trees regularly until roots are well established. Trim annually from mid to late summer. Apply some fertilizer in spring in order to promote healthy growth and a good crop. Optionally, mulch in spring. Check tree ties regularly and loosen any if necessary to avoid rubbing of the stems.


  • Planting Distance: 12m

Suited to almost all, well-drained and moderately fertile soils with pH between 6.5 and 7.5 in an exposed or sheltered location in full sun.
Before planting your tree, clean up all wandering weeds and keep a clean ring around the tree base. Water well during the first year until well established.

Autumn is the best season for planting fruiting trees, as the soil moisture and heat allow easier and faster root establishment and regeneration of damaged root systems.

This is an example of our polypot - note the fruit/ornamental trees we stock will vary in appearance according to species and season.
Customer Reviews

Average Rating: 4.5/5 (6 reviews)

Rating: 5/5

"Lovely tree, great condition and well looked after"

Reviewed Thursday, 4 October 2018

Rating: 5/5

"Wonderful really pleassed"

Reviewed Monday, 18 June 2018

Rating: 5/5

"my birch tree arrived with alot more leaves on it then expected, planted into soil the next day it arrived and it looks like its estasblished well already due to how much its grown in the past 3 weeks."

Reviewed Friday, 28 July 2017

Rating: 5/5


Reviewed Monday, 5 December 2016

Rating: 5/5

"The tree was well packed, and within a couple of days has noticeable new buds. It's been fully planted now in the garden and is growing nicely."

Reviewed Thursday, 30 April 2015

Rating: 2/5

"They look healthy enough but I was surprised that they had been pruned severely back, taking off the leaders which will certainly spoil the shape of the adult trees. I would have done better buying much cheaper and smaller bare-root plants which would certainly grow away just as quickly as the mutilated plants I received."

Reviewed Tuesday, 7 April 2015

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