Trinity College (Betula utilis var. jacquemontii 'Trinity College') is a good new jacquemontii birch variety with a gleaming white trunk from an early age. Trinity College is quite an upright tree, graceful and light in form. A good choice of tree for a smaller garden as this tree will reach a height of up to 6 metres (20 foot) after 10 years.
Trinity College is supplied at a height of between 1.5 and 2.4 metres in a 10-15 litre container for year round planting and better results than from either bare-root or rootballed stock.
The size range we give on the Trinity College is quite large as it depends when in the year you purchase them and how the weather has been. Generally, if you buy a Trinity College from us shortly after August, they will be at the smaller size range e.g. 150-180cm. If you buy just before August, they will most likely be at the 180-240cm range. This is because we grow our Trinity College from August to August.
We receive some requests asking for straight stems with no knobs, bulges or bent bits at the base of the tree. As the tree is grafted onto different roots to improve the quality of the tree, this is not possible. Mother Nature is a hard faced, stubborn and willful entity that we have little or no effect over despite our best efforts.
If we are out of stock of Trinity College then Betula Edinburgh is almost identical. The only difference we could find was Trinity College may have white bark sooner.
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What Our Customers Are Saying About Our Trinity College Trees
Good afternoon Alan, Just thought you would like to know of the safe delivery of my three Trinity College birch trees. Wonderful packaging which I eventually managed to blast my way into and reveal my lovely trees. Thank you for all your efforts on my behalf, they are a very good height, look very healthy and I look forward to the dazzling white trunk to appear soon 0816
The tree has just arrived - it is a wonderful tree thank you so much - my daughter will be thrilled when we give it to her. Thank you again. A Howell. 0813
Evening - my tree arrived safely, appears healthy and your clever packaging had kept the tree secure whilst it was in transit Rgds J A Roberts
Yes, I can confirm that the trees were in excellent condition. No problems with the courier.I can''t wait to get them in. Regards Les Fairclough. 0812
Ornamental Tree Topping
All ornamental trees (not vines) are topped at 1.3 metres to encourage a natural ornamental tree shape with obvious exceptions e.g. patio sizes.This means that your tree was pruned during the growing process and then allowed to grow to the size it is now supplied at.
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.
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 Trees
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.
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.