Warty Birch, East Asian White Birch, Silver birch, Bed wen, Birk tree, Common birch, European white birch, Lady birch, Lady of the woods, Weeping birch
This is an elegant species of deciduous tree with characteristic white peeling bark. They can grow over 12m in height, making them a medium sized tree. The trunks are usually quite slender, with a rugged texture and slim, drooping branches. Young branches have deep purple-tinged bark and hang gracefully from the main branches. The tree has an upswept branch structure that weeps. Leaves are ovate in shape, coloured green and turning yellow in autumn, flowers are non-showy and cream-green in colour, arranged in catkins.