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By Mancjoe

United Kingdom Gb

Hello, I'm in Manchester UK and I planted a 6' Silver Birch (Betula Pendula) imported from the north of Ireland last September at the end of my garden in well drained soil. To be honest I thought it hadn't taken, but over the last few weeks it has started to grow leaves - however, only towards the top third of the plant. It does have lower branches but these seem barren. Will it fill out or is this a common problem / evidence of something? Thanks in advance!



Its just a matter of wait and see. Odd that it was imported when they grow so well on our side of the Irish sea.

13 May, 2016


Hi, thanks for that reply. Does look weird though, as the leaves look really deep green and glossy. It was a purchase from eBay, the best price I could find for such a height... 24 quid for a 6' specimen - including delivery, I thought was a good deal...

13 May, 2016

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