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How fast does a GREY birch grow?

How fast does a GREY birch grow?

two feet per year
Gray birch exhibits medium to fast growth (two feet per year) and is relatively short-lived, approximately 20 years. It could be used as specimen tree where a small to medium-sized fine-textured, upright plant is needed.

Is Betula pendula fast growing?

Silver birch is fast growing and can reach 20m (65ft) or more on maturity. The branches are notable for their pendulous ends, which give it a gently weeping appearance. The bark is white often with black diamond shaped markings.

Are the leaves of Betula Populifolia?

This tree is noted for (1) its non-peeling chalky white bark with dark chevron trunk patches appearing below each branch base and (2) its long-pointed triangular green leaves. Triangular leaves (each to 3” long) are double-toothed and shiny with tapered tips.

Where does Betula pendula grow?

Silver birch is a popular garden tree and often hybridises with our other native birch, the downy birch, Betula pubescens, which is more common in Scotland. Tolerant of a range of temperatures, it grows as far south as Spain and as far north as Lapland. It thrives in dry woodlands, downs and heaths.

Is grey birch a hard wood?

Gray Birch | The Wood Database – Lumber Identification (Hardwood)

How long does a gray birch live?

Grey birch can live for 80 to 130 years. This tree’s muted white bark is less paper-like than the white birch and does not peel as easily. Grey birch is distinguishable by rough black spots between the bands of white.

What type of soil do silver birch like?

Grow in low to moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil in full sun or light dappled shade. Birches are adaptable trees and generally tolerant of exposed and windy sites, dry or wet conditions and even waterlogging.

What is the common name for Betula alba?

Betula alba), commonly known as downy birch and also as moor birch, white birch, European white birch or hairy birch, is a species of deciduous tree, native and abundant throughout northern Europe and northern Asia, growing farther north than any other broadleaf tree.

Is there a black birch tree?

Betula lenta (sweet birch, also known as black birch, cherry birch, mahogany birch, or spice birch) is a species of birch native to eastern North America, from southern Maine west to southernmost Ontario, and south in the Appalachian Mountains to northern Georgia.

What type of soil does silver birch like?

Is Silver Birch invasive?

It was introduced to North America, and is considered invasive in some parts of Canada and the United States. Description – what does it look like? A fast-growing but short-lived tree, with the exception of Scotland where it lives longer, Silver birch can reach 30m.

Is birch a cheap wood?

Birch can be stained to resemble other more expensive woods, but it needs to be sanded first. It is also a comparatively inexpensive wood, and it holds nails, screws and glue well. If you are in the market for furniture, you may see birch plywood used to make desks, cabinets and other kinds of furniture.