As a well-known deciduous tree, silver birch (also known as betula pendula) is known for its glossy dark green leaves that turn a stunning golden yellow colour during autumn months. This allows the stark, white multi-stem trees to shine and interest during winter months when colour is sparse. If you’re looking to add visual interest to your garden, multi-stem silver birch hedges are the ideal plant for you.
As an ornamental tree, it grows for a long period of time (20 years), so you’ll be able to enjoy its slow progress throughout the seasons. As a hardy plant capable of withstanding a number of different conditions, this multi-stem silver birch is suitable for most locations across the UK, as well as most garden types. You can also see our sing stem silver birch trees for more details.
Caring for Multi-Stem Silver Birch
As an extremely hardy plant, multi-stem silver birch requires very little care. Aside from watering regularly during summer months, simply provide fertiliser such as Mycorrhizal Fungi fertiliser to maximise the growth potential of your plant. In terms of planting, it doesn’t matter about the soil type, and they can even stand short periods of waterlogging, but we would suggest a full sun or partially shaded planting site is chosen for your new hedge plant.
In terms of pruning, very little is needed and only required depending on your personal preferences. If you would like to prune your silver birch, this should be completed when the tree is in full leaf in late spring, otherwise, this can structurally damage the tree and hinder future growth.
Silver Birch multi-stem trees can grow up to 6m with a maximum width of 5m, so there’s plenty of this tree to enjoy. However, throughout its growth, we recommend using spiral tree guards if you have problems with rabbits, as silver birch can be vulnerable to them in its early stages.
Why Choose Hopes Grove Nurseries?
At Hopes Grove Nurseries, we recognise the joy of a well-kept, beautiful garden that you and your family can enjoy. Because of this, our family-run businesses provide high quality, fresh hedging plants to households all over the UK, to ensure everyone can have access to the best quality ornamental trees and hedges.
For the past 30+ years, we’ve developed extensive knowledge of our plants we grow. With over half a million varieties from yew hedging to cherry blossom trees, Hopes Grove Nurseries are bound to have a plant species to suit your gardening needs.
Landscapers and green-fingered gardeners choose us year after year for their hedging needs due to the high quality of our plants and expertise of our staff. Take a look at our Feefo reviews for yourself.
All of our staff have direct growing experience in our Kent-based nursery, so you can rest assured you’re receiving the best advice. If you have any questions, you can visit our knowledge base for common FAQs, or alternatively give us a call and speak to one of our planting experts.
Are you interested in our Multi-stem silver birch trees? Buy online today, or if you’d rather talk to one of us directly, give us a call on 01580 765600 or get in touch to speak to a friendly staff member.