Downy Birch is a hardy, light demanding, pioneer tree species important in upland woodlands. It is closely related to Silver Birch, but considered to be more suited to wet and upland sites. Birch can be difficult to establish and our cell-grown trees give the best chance of good survival.
Although Birch is mostly used in native woodlands, there has been increasing interest in using Downy and Silver Birch as timber as firewood due to its rapid growth on ground where few other broadleaved trees would grow. This can be a good option and is why Birch is considered to be a good, multi-purpose tree. Given good conditions, Downy Birch grows to 80ft (24m).
|Category||Common Name||Species Name||Height (cm)|
|Broadleaf||Downy Birch||Betula pubescens||20-60|