The Silver Birch is prolific throughout many areas of the UK. It does not have a pure white trunk, but has black/brown streaks in the bark. This creates a camouflage effect and looks perfect in its natural woodland surroundings. As an individual tree it can grow 9/10 meters high. Silver Birch also looks natural if planted as a group, just a few meters apart, this creates a very special environment (however some plantings as on motorways are far too close). When mature the branches droop and the delicate leaves rustle in the summer breeze. It’s at home also in medium size gardens, parks and commercial development areas. Silver Birch grows well in all soil types but could require help in it’s early years during drought periods.