Flora of Northern Ireland
  • Betula pendula Roth - Silver Birch
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Betula pendula
© Alan Hill
Betula pendula
© Alan Hill
Betula pendula
© Alan Hill
Betula pendula
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The rarer of the two species of wild, native birch trees of Northern Ireland. It has a leaf with a long, tapered point, the branches tend to droop and the bark of mature trees is more silvery-white in colour than in the common birch (Betula pubescens). It has often been planted in parks.

All names: Betula pendula Roth; Betula verrucosa Ehrh.; Betula alba auct.