This tree is found growing in many environments where other species cannot cope. It is very popular along motorway embankments, around industrial estates, street planting, and also medium sized gardens. It grows into a lovely tree If given the space, around 8/9 meters high, the branches eventually droop showing off very delicate leaves. It is relatively fast growing and creates a good natural wind break. Downy Birch grows well in all soil conditions but may need watering in it’s first years if drought conditions persist.