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silver birch betula pendula

Comment from Pamela Richardson

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

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  • Posted: Fri. 9th March 2012 08:59
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This plant is featured at Chelsea Flower Show 2009

Comment from Nicola

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

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  • Posted: Fri. 15th May 2009 08:26

Betula pendula

Comment from Miriam Mesa-Villalba

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.

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  • Posted: Thu. 14th May 2009 16:48