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Betula pendula

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Betula pendula, commonly known as the Silver Birch or European White Birch, is a graceful deciduous tree native to Europe and parts of Asia. This medium to large-sized tree belongs to the Betulaceae family and is widely appreciated for its elegant appearance and distinctive white bark.

The Silver Birch typically features a slender trunk with chalk-white bark marked by horizontal lenticels, creating a visually striking contrast against its triangular to diamond-shaped green leaves. In autumn, the foliage turns a vibrant yellow before falling. The tree bears catkins in spring, adding an additional element of interest to its aesthetic appeal.

Adaptable and hardy, Betula pendula thrives in well-drained soils and is commonly found in a variety of landscapes, including woodlands, parks, and gardens. It prefers full sun to partial shade. Due to its fast growth and light, airy canopy, the Silver Birch is often used as an ornamental tree, providing dappled shade and a sense of natural elegance to outdoor spaces. Additionally, its bark, leaves, and overall form make it a beloved choice for landscaping and a symbol of beauty in many cultural contexts.

Mature height: 12-17m