Himalayan Birch Trees

Betula utilis jaquemontii

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The Himalayan Birch Tree is mainly grown as a specimen tree. Elegant and beautiful, it is known for its spectacular white bark and attractive leaves turning a clear yellow in autumn. Yellow-brown catkins appear in early spring.

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Botanical name

Betula utilis jaquemontii

Ultimate height and spread

5 metres x 3 metres

When to plant

Anytime

Position

Full Sun, Semi-shade

Soil Type

Fertile, Well drained

Description

Revered for its white bark, an elegant upright, open branched tree with bright white bark reaching heights of 12m/ 40ft. A spectacular tree with oval, mid green leaves, downy beneath when young turn a clear yellow in autumn.

Deciduous birches have the male and female catkins borne on the same tree. Fully hardy, they prefer sun but will grow in partial shade on most soil preferably a fertile well drained soil. They do not grow well on chalk

Common Name: Himalayan birch
Latin Name: Betula utilis jaquemontii
Soil: Moist fertile well-drained
Habit: Upright
Position: Sun and some shade
Flowering period: Spring
Colour: Yellow catkins
Hardiness: Fully hardy
Eventual Height x Spread: 12m x 5m / 40ft x 16ft
Special features: Beautiful white bark.