Park Life Blog

Plant of the Month : November 2019

Silver Birch

Silver Birch

The Silver Birch (Betula pendula) is one of our most well-known native trees. Here at the Park we grow a number of variations. A favourite is ‘Tristis’ which develops a narrow upright form with the drooping branches forming a graceful effect. The leaves colour yellow in autumn, before falling to reveal the elegant tracery of the slender cascading branches and silvery white bark. It is a real joy in winter.

Silver Birch

Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens

Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens