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1 Betula papyrifera

Paper Birch

The familiar paper birch is a slender and graceful deciduous tree with colorfull flacky bark which is brown till it is about 20cm girth there after its has a markely white bark which has a chalky covering that rubs off easily, and this is one way to distinguish this tree from other birches with white bark. A native to Northern American areas it is is grown for its beautiful white bark. The tree will grow to 50 feet or more and about 25 feet wide. It has excellent cold tolerance and will grow comfortably in our colder parts too.


2 Betula pendula

Silver Birch

The lovely silver birch is often planted as a garden or park tree it is a slender and graceful deciduous tree with silvery white bark and double-toothed serrated margins almost triangular leaves. A native to northern areas that is grown for its beautiful white bark. The tree will grow to 50 feet or more and about 25 feet wide. It has excellent cold tolerance and will grow comfortably in our colder parts too.


3 Betula pubescens

Downy Birch, Brown Birch

The Downy Birch is often planted as a garden or park tree it is a slender deciduous tree with brown white bark and trunk that can grow upto 1 meter wide in mature trees. Leaves are double-toothed serrated margins almost triangular leaves. A native to Norther Parts including Northern Europe and aslo Ireland and Britain. The tree will grow to between 15m and 20m tall. It has excellent cold tolerance and will grow comfortably in our colder parts too. Not as commonly grown as it cousin the Silver Birch, though the two are often confused for each other.


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