Sweden, Dalarna; the city of Ornäs.The silver birch grows naturally from western Europe eastwards to Kazakhstan, the Sakha Republic in Siberia, Mongolia and the Xinjiang province in China, and southwards to the mountains of the Caucasus and northern Iran, Iraq and Turkey. It is also native to northern Morocco and has become naturalised in some other parts of the world. In the southern parts of its range it is mainly found in mountainous regions.
Leaves are oval, incised with narrow lobes.
Birch tend to produce shallow roots that spread out over a large area.
Well-drained, moist but well-drained soil. Sand, Clay, Chalk, Loam. H6-H7
The Birch tree is acceptable for allergic people since it does not produce pollen. Pollen is a fine to coarse powder containing the microgametophytes of seed plants, which produce the male gametes (sperm cells).
Decorative useful value
Leaves incised, yellow in autumn. Flowers in stalks, but without pollen.