Finding the right birch tree for a tight spot ...
Clara Midgley Posts: 28
Hello there, I'm on the hunt for the right betula and getting a bit frustrated with inconsistencies in sizing on different web pages ...we have a narrow garden (4 metres max) and don't wish to pick one that gets bonkers tall either. Unfortunately the RHS website doesn't provide information on all the varieties I'm looking at so wondered if anyone can recommend a good alternative source for information? For any betula experts who may have some thoughts, I've been looking at:
- Spider Alley
- Trinity College
...would love something a bit more silver birch or Grayswood Ghost but suspect that these would get too big.
Our soil is pretty chalky and I've read that this can stunt the size a bit which could be a good thing ...
Any advice would be most welcome
They had been planted approx 20 yrs ago but were no more than about 12-15ft tall and looked stunning in winter.
I assume (which is not always a good idea) that it was being planted so close together that kept them small.
Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
It was from a pretty random/ slightly kooky online nursery that wasn't one of the top hits when you google it. I do think that places like ornamental trees sell them but they were a bit too pricey for me x