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Birch tree leaves

Any idea why there leaves on the top of my young Birch are way bigger than the ones lower down?


  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 Posts: 11,936
    They probably get more light?
    North East Somerset - Clay soil over limestone
  • PlantmindedPlantminded Posts: 3,037
    It could be that you have provided the tree with a better position and growing conditions than when it was bought in a pot.  Its roots will be getting established now and taking up more water and nutrients.
    Wirral. Sandy, free draining soil.

  • It has been planted 14 months now, so you could be right, thanks.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,861
    Maybe it had more water at the time when it was forming the buds for the newer leaves?

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

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