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Betula pendula 'Silver Birch' - Bare Root Tree

Marshalls Garden

Catalogue Code: 11501203

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Regular price £31.99
With its striking white bark, weeping branches and triangular leaves that shimmer in the wind, the silver birch (Betula pendula) is one of our most elegant and graceful native trees. The leaves turn a warm buttery yellow in autumn.

Key Features

  • Good for cutting
  • Loved by pollinators
  • Hardy perennial
  • Prefers full sun
  • Prefers part shade

Pack Contents: 1 x bare root tree

Height: 12m

Description

  • Striking white bark
  • Graceful tree with weeping branches
  • Leaves turn a warm buttery yellow in autumn
  • Fast-growing deciduous tree

With its striking white bark, weeping branches and triangular leaves that shimmer in the wind, the silver birch (Betula pendula) is one of our most elegant and graceful native trees. The leaves turn a warm buttery yellow in autumn, and the white bark adds interest to the garden through winter. Long yellow-brown catkins appear on bare branches in spring.

Silver birches are relatively fast-growing (approximately 50cm a year), and make beautiful specimen trees in a large garden. The white bark is most noticeable on young trees.

How you will receive your plants:

Your bare root trees will arrive at your door at the right time for planting in autumn or into winter. Unpack them straight away and plant as soon as possible after delivery.

Your bare root trees will be sent out with full planting and care instructions.

Can’t plant straight away?

If you can’t plant right away, keep the roots buried under soil in cool, moist soil and lay the stems on a dry, hessian sack. We recommended you aim to plant them within seven days.

Planting tips and hints:

Before planting bare root trees, soak the roots in a bucket of cold water for a couple of hours to rehydrate them.

Plant trees into good garden soil that has been well dug and weeded; improve poor soil with compost.

Use a shovel to dig a hole wide enough to take the roots of the tree without cramping. Use a mallet to knock in a stake, positioning it slightly off centre towards the side of the hole nearest the prevailing wind (usually on the westward side of the tree). This ensures that the wind will not blow the tree onto the stake. Position the tree centrally in the planting hole with the bump on the stem (the graft union) level just above the soil surface.

Backfill with soil to cover the roots, firm in gently and water well. Add a fertiliser to the soil when backfilling.

Tie the trunk of the tree loosely to the stake. The stake should stay in place for around 12 months and can then be removed.

Feeding and aftercare:

In the first year after planting, water regularly during dry periods.

When to plant and what to expect at different times of the year

You can plant hardy shrubs, trees and perennials at any time of the year avoiding the two extremes of heat and cold. During the summer months when it is hot and dry the need for watering becomes crucial to aid successful establishment and in the winter when the soil is frozen the plants will not be in active growth either above or below ground and risk getting cold damage. The same is true on the stage or growth you can expect your plants to be delivered in and this will be directly related to the time of year and the season.

When ordering through the year, here’s a summary of what to expect when receiving your plants:

Spring Months: Plants supplied in spring will be starting to show signs of active growth above and below ground.

Summer Months: Plants supplied in the late summer will be more advanced in size and flower stage

Autumn Months: In the autumn plants will be changing colour, showing signs of leaf colour breakdown and be preparing to shut down for winter.

Winter Months: Plants ordered and supplied during the winter months will be dormant and therefore may not be showing growth above the soil level or consist of bare branches with no leaves or bare roots with no soil.

These are all perfectly normal and natural for these types of plants growing in the northern hemisphere. All will still have a very healthy root system that can be planted when the weather is favourable by keeping the new soil level equal to the pot level and therefore not covering the crown of the plant at all. Planting during the autumn and winter months will allow for early establishment in the season and a bigger and better display throughout the main growing season. For more information on our plant sizes click here.

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Delivery

We know how important your garden is to you. We've listened to our customers and introduced a new improved speedy delivery service, meaning Express delivery comes as standard.

*Orders to Northern Ireland have an automatic additional £3.00 delivery surcharge applied at checkout. 

Order TypeDelivery ChargeDelivery Charge
Seed only order£2.99If you purchase any other items you'll be charged the standard delivery rate of £5.99
Plants, bulbs & gardening accessories£4.95If we need to split your order into separate deliveries we'll only charge one delivery fee
Extra large or long plants & heavy items£9.99These are clearly displayed at check-out
Compost (and any other large or heavy items)£4.95

These items are subject to a delivery multiplier where orders containing 3 or 4 items will be subject to an additional £4.95 for every further 2 items added. This is automatically applied at check-out:

  • 1 - 2 bags £4.95
  • 3 - 4 bags £9.90
  • 5 - 6 bags £14.85
  • 7 - 8 bags £19.80
  • 9 - 10 bags £24.75

If you'd like more than 10 bags of compost please call our Customer Service team who can arrange for a bespoke competitive quote on 01480 774555 (standard network charges apply)

For more detail on specific delivery queries and compost delivery please click here
 

Delivery to outside of Great Britain

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We now deliver to Northern Ireland, additional delivery surcharges automatically apply at checkout. 

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