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Betula pendula (Silver Birch) Yellow leaves + tiny black spots

Photo from River Bells Farm Nursery

In forum: Pests, diseases and invasive biosecurity risks

Please see the attached photographs of my Betula pendula thier leaves have turned yellow with tiny black spots and eventually fall from the branches. It is early summer in South Africa and we've been experiencing extremely hot weather but all my trees are under shade cloth and are irrigated with an overhead sprinkler system. All the other trees in my nursery are looking very healthy Please can anyone advise what is the cause of this happening and what remedial treatment one may take. Cheers Terry Strong

  • Posted: Mon. 5th December 2016 13:19

We planted a Betula pendula 'Youngii, three years ago. It was suffering, becaus the tree was planted about 30 cm to deep, so the roots had very little water.

Comment from Claudia

In forum: Betula pendula 'Youngii'

We planted a Betula pendula 'Youngii, three years ago. It was suffering, becaus the tree was planted about 30 cm to deep, so the roots had very little water. The tree became vine lice and a fungus, maybe the Piptoporus betulinus. The tree has still leaves but no birch catkins. What to do to help him. I put five 25 cm tubes into the ground to bring Water and fertilizer direct to the roots. But how can I help the tree to eliminate the fungus. Is there a systemic treatment or maybe sobody has an other idea.
Thank you

  • Posted: Thu. 1st May 2014 22:44

Re: Birch bark problem

Message from Kathy C

In forum: Trees and shrubs

Hi, Anne,
Not sure which species of birch you have, but if it is Betula pendula, or one of its cultivars, it is normal for the trunk to become black or dark brown on mature trees.
Kathy C.

  • Posted: Tue. 10th July 2012 19:11

Re: silver birch betula pendula

Message from Kathy C

In forum: Betula pendula

Hi, Pamela,
It sounds as if you already have some established, acid-loving plants and both of your new choices will do fine in those conditions - the Amelanchier likes acid to neutral soil, the Betula tolerates a wide range of conditions. I'm just not sure what you mean by japonicas - are they Camellias, Spiraeas, or Skimmias or something else. My only thoughts are 1) about the size your Betula will eventually get - is there room for a tree in that area that will get up to 15m tall? 2) Is there enough room to plant these trees so there isn't too much competition for moisture and nutrients while they establish themselves? and 3) As they get taller, will they create too much shade for the other plants? If you have Rhodos, Camellias, or Skimmia, they are fine in shade but Spiraea needs full sun.
Kathy C

  • Posted: Tue. 13th March 2012 17:15

silver birch betula pendula

Comment from Pamela Richardson

In forum: Betula pendula

Hi I have just bought this ornamental variety and wondered if it is ok to plant it amongst smaller shrubs, like japonicas, rhododendrons etc? Thanks

  • Posted: Fri. 9th March 2012 08:59


Message from Sophie Dixon

In forum: Garden Landscaping and Design Forum Event

many thanks for all your replies. The Sambucus 'Tenuifolia' and Betula pendula 'Trosts Dwarf' are definitely two worth considering. I hadn't heard of either of them before. I have looked on the Internet, and tracking them down maybe a bit of a problem, but I HAVE found the birch at Burncoose nurseries...
It was definitely the shape I was particularly interested in -- the leaf shape would be ideal, but the most important thing is that it weeps over the edge of the raised bed. The Rhus typhinia 'Tiger's Eyes' is a lovely plant, and would be a suitable acer substitute, but I don't think it weeps at all? Much more upright I think?
Would the Sambucus 'Tenuifolia' and Betula pendula 'Trosts Dwarf' weep over the edge? If so, these look like strong possibilities. Now that I have explained that the shape is more important than the leaf, are there any other suggestions? I know there are plenty of junipers, but I really was after something a bit more delicate...
Anyway, thank you SO much for all your suggestions.

  • Posted: Wed. 10th June 2009 13:46

...and another thought!

Message from Jason Lock

In forum: Garden Landscaping and Design Forum Event

Betula pendula 'Trosts Dwarf' would be ideal grows approx 120 cm x 120 cm

Jason lock MSGD

  • Posted: Thu. 4th June 2009 20:17

This plant is featured at Chelsea Flower Show 2009

Comment from Nicola

In forum: Betula pendula

Betula pendula (Silver birch) has been used in The HESCO Garden by Leeds City Council for Chelsea Flower Show 2009.

  • Posted: Fri. 15th May 2009 08:26

Betula pendula

Comment from Miriam Mesa-Villalba

In forum: Betula pendula

In the wild, it is a pioneer species, often associated with newly disturbed ground and open areas. The open habit of silver birch produces a light dappled shade in sunlight, allowing a range of plants to be grown underneath it. Ferns can be particularly attractive in this position. Birch produces masses of seeds which provide food for small finches, especially redpolls, siskins, greenfinches and goldfinches. Leaves often attract greenfly which in turn will bring in blue tits. Silver birch is also an important species for moths and other insects.

  • Posted: Thu. 14th May 2009 16:48

Betula Pendula Youngii

Question from Richard Taylor

In forum: Betula pendula 'Youngii'

I have planted a Betula Pendula Youngii with the aim of creating a tree canopy which I can sit under when it has grown. How do I care for the tree so that it grows in this way. Do I need to prune the lower branches in early spring in order to create the space underneath?
Also if I move house while it is still young, will it survive a move of location.

  • Posted: Fri. 12th September 2008 13:09