Taller options available for some trees. Please use the contact us page stating species, height range and postcode for more info.
Moonbeam (Betula utlis 'Moonbeam') is a considerably smaller white-stemmed jacquemontii birch, only reaching a height of less than 6 metres (20 foot) after 10 years. This makes it well-suited to planting in a smaller garden,
Moonbeam is supplied at a height of between 1.2 and 1.8 metres in a 12 litre container for year round planting and better results than from either bare-root or rootballed stock.
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What Our Customers Are Saying About Our Moonbeam Birch Tree (Betula utilis 'Moonbeam')
Dear Senior Dogsbody, Thank you for your enchanting email. I am very pleased with the trees. The packaging was excellent and the trees in very good condition when they arrived. I was particularly impressed with the fact that they were very similar in conformation which will mean that they will look even better in the place that I have reserved for them in the front of our small wood.
There is already a Silver Shadow Betula that will be positioned just behind them so will finish off the effect perfectly. The chickens will appreciate sheltering under them as they grow larger too. Keep up the good work. With best wishes, Sue Maycock Head Gardener, Chief Cook & Bottle Washer. 1113
Tree arrived in good condition on the day stated and we are pleased with the size, condition and courier's actions as we were out and he left tree in a safe place, left a card to notify us and phoned to check we had found it!! Can't ask for more than that!!Thank you, Helen Gale 0912
Multiple Order Discount
Orders over £300 can be discounted by contacting us on 0800 043 1057
Ornamental Tree Roots In The Shade e.g. Behind A Fence
It is more important that that foliage (posh term for leaves) receives the sunlight than the roots. So if the canopy of your ornamental tree can sunbathe but the bottom of your tree thinks there has been a nuclear winter then that is ok. You might want to ensure you have good drainage as water and no sun is the start of algae and other such issues.
Early Autumn Leaf Fall
Heat stress, being potted, lack of water, being boxed up for a few days etc can cause early Autumn leaf fall. Once planted, normal service will resume next season.
Do I Need To Stake My Ornamental Tree?
9 out of 10 times the answer will be no, especially if under 200cm tall. However our article on Tree Staking should help guide you.
UK Grown Ornamental TreesClimate Change
All our trees are banned from overseas travel so that we can state they are all UK grown. We have removed Internet access from the nursery so they cannot book any flights.
Warm and wet conditions from Climate Change have increased aesthetic foliage issues such as Powdery Mildew, Shothole, Rust etc These are not terminal issues and will usually last a season. All trees are inspected before being sent out to ensure they are fundamentally healthy. Planting In The Corner Of A GardenAir and light is reduced in this location which could promote fungus and bacterial issues. If the corner is of the house and a fence then you also have leeching issues to contend with from cement and wood preservatives. Also when it rains, that area would experience higher water levels so we advise against it unless the plant is very hardy.
Water Logged Conditions
Willow, Alder, Birch and Poplar may help lower the water level so long as you do not have permanent standing water e.g. your local diving and sailing club meets on your lawn.
All our Betula are grafted onto Betula Alba Pendula rootstock.