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GardenersDream Downy Birch Bare Root Hedge (2ft - 3ft)

Betula Pubescens Hedging Plants
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  • RRP £25.49
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SEASONAL AVAILABILITY: Bare Root plants are supplied from late November until Spring the following year.

CHARACTERISTICS: Betula Pubescens Downy Birch are deciduous outdoor trees with slender branches covered with delicate, green leaves growing on downy leaf stalks. Yellow-green catkins bloom in Spring and in autumn, green leaves turn to shades of rustic yellow before dying away over the winter months.

HEIGHT AND SPREAD: Supplied in a dormant state, Betula Pendula can eventually grow to a height of up to 30 metres when mature, although they can be pruned back to remain as hedging plants.

PLANTING TIPS: Bare-Root hedging is typically planted in a double staggered row of 5 plants per metre. Evergreen plants are generally planted to less density than deciduous plants, such is the nature of their dense foliage.

Betula Pubescens Downy Birch are outdoor garden shrubs or medium sized trees which can also be grown as garden hedging. These trees have attractive, grey-white bark and slender branches upon which delicate, glossy green leaves grow. Leaves grow on downy stems which is where this shrub gets its name. In autumn, foliage turns to rustic yellow before dying off over winter and returning again in spring.

In spring, foliage is accompanied by yellow green, drooping catkins, sometimes making way for small, cone-like fruits which are not edible. Although these trees can reach an ultimate height of around 30 metres, they can be pruned to remain smaller when used as hedging, where they will grow in an elegant, rounded habit.

This shrub will tolerate many soil types and can even be found growing in very damp soils. It will grow best in full sun or partial shade, pruning in the dormant season each year to maintain the shape and avoid pruning in spring and during the growing season.

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