Silver Birch produces white bark and smooth twigs with little, dark warts speckled all over. Two key things to look out for in Silver Birch are its triangular shaped, bright green leaves, and year-round, unique, silvery bark.
Betula pendula also produces male + female catkins throughout April-May. Male catkins will appear as long and yellow/brown, hanging in groups of 2-4. Female catkins, on the other hand, are much smaller and shorter, showing in shades of bright green. After these female catkins have successfully pollinated, they will change to a darker, crimson colour, where masses of tiny seeds are produced during Autumn and scatter by the wind.
As this is a bare root plant, we highly recommend planting it as soon as possible after delivery as the roots are tender and cannot be left to dry out.