Birch trees are amongst the most popular and widely planted in Ireland. Because they are so widely distributed around the world birch trees are very diverse; the various species can look very different and many will bring a unique charm to any garden.
Almost all birch trees will develop into extremely picturesque trees with slender stems and delicate drooping branches with soft green foliage. Birch trees have been cultivated in plantations, parks and private gardens for hundreds of years. They are generally robust trees that tolerate the cold and wet and can take shade quite well. They are easy to care for requiring little or no ongoing maintenance.
Here at Nangle and Niesen our range extends from Betula utilis Jacquemontii with its white stems and graceful ascending branches to Betula albosinensis Fascination which has outstanding stem colour of orange peeling to pink and cream and then purest white once the tree gets beyond 30cm girth.
In autumn many of our birch trees put on a spectacular show of bright yellow leaf colour while there bark colour can run from salmon pink to reddish brown and white, and can peel to give an interestingly textured appearance. These different colours and bark textures of the many birch species provide outstanding winter interest.
Click on the links below to see more information on some of the Birch trees that we grow here at Nangle and Niesen.
Betula albosinensis Fascination (Chinese Red Birch)
Betula costata (Korean Birch)
Betula ermanii Holland (Erman’s Birch)
Betula pendula (Silver Birch)
Betula pendula Tristis (Weeping Silver Birch)
Betula pendula Youngii (Young’s Weeping Birch)
Betula utilis Jacquemontii (Himalayan Birch)
Feel free to contact us to with any queries you may have and we’re always happy to talk about our trees and offer advice. Nursery visits are welcome by appointment.