Betula pendula 'Dalecarlica' (Cut-Leaf Birch) - Deciduous

Size and Shape:

A medium sized, elegant deciduous tree, growing to a typical mature height of 11 metres with a spread of 6 metres.  The Cut-Leaf Birch has a narrowly pyramidal shape with branches growing upwards from the trunk, but drooping at the tips, giving this tree its graceful look.


Differing from other Birches, the feature of Betula pendula 'Dalecarlica' is its deeply lobed, lacy leaves.  Foliage is mid-green in colour, turning a golden yellow in Autumn.  The trunk features fine white bark.  Produces dappled shade.

Uses in the Landscape:

The Cut-Leaf Birch makes an elegant and graceful feature tree, but, like other birch varieties, also looks great in a group planting (usually odd numbered) to create an attractive grouping, or forest like vista.


One of the first Birches to come into leaf in the Spring, this tree requires moderate watering and will grow well in most soils in a sunny to part shade position.  Adaptable to varied pH values.


Betula pendula 'Dalecarlica' (Cut-Leaf Birch) - Deciduous