Silver Birch trees are also commonly known as Betula pendula, and they’re a fantastic choice for an ornamental tree, particularly if you’re looking to add seasonal interest to your garden. Silver Birch is recognised for its unique white bark and weeping branches.
A Silver Birch tree is immediately recognisable due to its extraordinary white bark, striking green leaves which turn a warm, golden colour in autumn, as well as beautiful yellow-brown catkins in spring. As Silver Birch ages, the white bark becomes cracked, revealing a black underlay, but still equally as attractive on the eye. The weeping branches move gracefully in the wind and spread out freely, providing shade and shelter.
Betula pendula trees are robust and able to cope in the harshest conditions. Silver Birch is best suited for larger landscape areas due to their large tapering shapes.
Silver Birch trees can reach a height and spread of 7x4m over 20 years.
There are no restrictions when to plant your Silver Birch tree, as they can be planted any time of the year at your convenience. Betula pendula trees are pot-grown. They can tolerate most soil conditions and grow healthy in full or partial sun.
Maintenance is straightforward too. Once the tree is established, there is no need to prune.
For information on planting density for Silver Birch trees, please see the product table above. In the 'No. Per Metre' column, you will find our recommended plant density for individual plant species and root type.
Silver Birch trees are available for purchase year-round as Pot-Grown plants.
The majority of our Betula pendula trees are grown in the UK by our dedicated experts who have years of nursery growing and maintenance experience. On the rare occasion that we source Hypericum from outside of the UK, we go to every length to ensure our suppliers are unbeaten on quality. At best4hedging, we strive to provide the freshest condition plants at the highest possible standard while safeguarding our competitive prices. Rest assured, you can buy Silver Birch trees online with complete confidence.
All Costs & Min. Order
Small Box Delivery
Pot Size 10L & Above
*For some plants that are too heavy or too tall to be packed in cardboard boxes we use pallet deliveries. In these circumstances, we require a minimum order value of £250 (ex VAT) for free delivery, or you can make a contribution towards the delivery cost. Look out for the information on product pages which explains this further where applicable and if your order is for less than £250 (ex VAT) please call or email us to agree upon a delivery contribution. This requirement only applies to those plants where it is clearly indicated on the product page
Pallet deliveries are always undertaken on an 18-tonne vehicle (similar in size to a standard refuse vehicle). If for any reason you require a smaller vehicle please contact our sales team who can arrange this for you. There will be an additional surcharge applied for small vehicle deliveries
99% of our orders are dispatched within 14 to 21 working days of receipt and most the day after the order is placed. We can do “next day delivery” on many of our products for an additional £12 (incl VAT) but please call on 01257 494 491 before placing your order to check.
We can also deliver on a specified date to suit you. Please indicate the date you would like to receive delivery in the notes section of the checkout (or place your order by phone) and we’ll do our utmost to meet that date.
Occasional hiccups can occur (such as broken down vehicles) and although we are very experienced in logistics we cannot be held liable for costs incurred or inconvenience due to late deliveries - see terms and conditions for more information.
You will receive an email or telephone call confirming the dispatch of your order 24/48 hours before it arrives with you.
Exceptions to our quick turnaround timescale
Pre-orders - if you have placed an order that includes products on pre-order, then they will be dispatched to you as soon as they are available. If your order includes pre-order bare roots or root balls you will be notified once they are being dispatched (root balls from mid to late October and bare roots from early to mid-November).
Root balls - lifting root balls involves the use of complex, heavy machinery, this lifting is carried out twice a week in the root ball season so we do still have a prompt turnaround timescale but if your order has just missed one lifting, it will be a few days before we lift again. We are always happy to confirm when we can deliver to you before you order. The benefit of this method of supplying root balls is that they are always fresh and therefore have a higher success rate than root balls that are stored out of the soil.
Weather conditions can affect dispatch - bare root and root ball plants are not lifted if the ground is too cold (it damages the roots) and the delivery of all plants can be affected if the water supply is frozen (because we water all plants before packing). Extremely hot weather can also be challenging and occasionally we hold backorders for species that are particularly vulnerable. We ask our customers to be mindful of bank holidays when couriers are not active.
We'd like to stress that although there are exceptions, the vast majority of our orders are dispatched extremely quickly and we are proud of our logistics developed over many years of delivering plants to tens of thousands of customers.
We inspect plants carefully before dispatch but accept that very occasionally things may go wrong.
You can return your plants (within 14 days) for a refund or replacement (we’ll help with the process of returning). If your plants arrived damaged then returns are free of charge. However, we ask that you inform us as soon as possible. If you’d like to return your plants because of a change of plan or if we do not agree that the plants are significantly damaged (the loss of a few leaves in transit or a loose pot on arrival, for example, wouldn't be harmful to the plants), then we may ask you to pay the full or partial return costs if you still wanted to return them. We’re very reasonable and always aim for complete satisfaction as demonstrated by our amazing Feefo customer reviews which can be viewed here.
Should you wish to return any products that you have over-bought, no longer require or purchased in error you will incur both a return cost (different charges for pallets and Boxes) and the original cost of delivery incurred by Best4hedging. Please contact the Service team for charges and/or to organise a return. Plants will be subject to a quality control check from our Nursery upon return before any refund is authorised and processed.
Please note that in the case of damaged plants, if you have not notified us of a problem within 14 days of delivery, we consider you to have accepted the plants and Best4Hedging has no further liability for them should they fail.
You can read more about our returns policy in our terms and conditions here.
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