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Suggest a silver birch variety for my back garden pls!

Discussion in 'In the Garden' started by miljee, 19 Mar 2010.

  1. miljee

    miljee

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    Garden is 10m x 5m, SE facing.

    I want to put 2 elegant silver birth 'together' along the back fence to a) create a feature and b) screen the neighbours a bit.

    I am looking for a 3-4m tree with a narrow, upright habit, with proper 'white' bark- or at least, attractive bark!

    Any suggestions please?
     
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  3. Lorena

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    Hello,

    Birches grow bigger than the desired heights you mention, up to 30 foot or so over time but if you really want a Birch tree then for the most startling effect I recommend Betula utilis var. Jacquemontii which is fairly slim in outline but with the brilliant white trunk and branches that I think you would appreciate.

    A quite ghostly effect if 2 planted together. :)
     
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