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Betula utilis var. jacquemontii ‘Silver Shadow’ Birch


The shiny, white trunk of this Himalayan birch is a real feature! Each year it peels to reveal a fresh layer of white bark. The trunk can take a couple of years to develop its full white colour.


The tips of the branches hang softly creating a graceful tree with dappled shade.


The leaves are very large and dark green in spring through summer, turning a lovely golden yellow in autumn.


An upright, deciduous tree with a broad pyramidal shape.


Tree Size: 12 m high x 8 m wide


Position and Care:

Silver Shadow will perform best when planted in full sun, to part shade.


Birches are best suited to cool temperate climates and will not grow well in hot and dry areas. As with all deciduous trees, birches require a cold winter.


Birches prefer well-drained, moist, fertile soils that are neutral to slightly acidic, but are tolerant of a wide range of growing conditions. Birches are hardy trees once they are established, however they will benefit from regular deep watering during dry periods.


This is a grafted tree. Please be careful not to bury the graft union when you plant this tree. Water in well once it is planted, and water regularly while the tree is establishing it roots. 


Silver Shadow


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