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Dwarf Birch (Betula nana)

A native to the Scottish highlands, the Dwarf Birch thrives in poor soils it is a very slow grower and under threat from over grazing by deer and sheep. It is a small tree rarely exceeding one metre making it ideal for smaller gardens.

The size of each plant is between 15 – 50cm in height from the root plug.

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  • Product Description

    The southernmost limit of Betula nana's range is found in Scottish mountains, where it grows above 300 metres. Primarily an Arctic tundra plant, it can be found in Canada, Iceland, and Greenland. It can grow above two thousand metres in the Alps! It's also a native plant in the UK, though getting harder to find.

    The dwarf birch prefers acidic, well-drained soil that receives full light. It looks like a birch, with tiny, serrated leaves, but it actually grows more like a little shrub. In fall, the leaves become red. Dwarf birch has adapted to its cold harsh climate by channelling all its annual growth into its leaves and roots. This allows it to thrive in harsh climates but as a result produces no wood. Hence why it is so short in height.


    Tree Attributes

    • Likes to be planted in Clay, Loam and Sand
    • Can be sheltered or exposed
    • Needs full sunlight
    • Ideal for rock gardens
  • Our Commitment

    Our trees are planted, grown and cared for on site. This means, once the seeds are delivered to us we plant them, establish them in our polytunnels and then harden them off. The trees you are delivered have been with us since seed and we look after them until the moment they leave.

    Every tree is handpicked and packaged with the utmost care and attention to ensure your trees are delivered fighting fit to help against climate change. 

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  • Deliveries

    All postage and packaging charges for products delivered to the Mainland UK are included within the price. Additional charges apply for Northern Ireland, The Highlands & Scottish Isles, The Channel Islands, Scilly Isles & Isle of Man when ordering more than 8 trees.

    As a guide, orders for 8 plants or more will be sent via a courier, 8 plants or fewer will be sent by Royal Mail.

    For more information, please visit the Delivery page

  • Refunds

    Your happiness is our business and that is why we individually check every single tree that we send out. If you have a concern about your tree, please get in touch with us within 7 days so that we can diagnose the issue. Very rarely, we might ask you to send the tree back to us in secure packaging to help us identify the issue but often we can identify the issue with photographs.

    For more information, please visit the Refunds page

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