Betula utilis var. jacquemontii
Description: Betula utilis 'Jacquemontii', also known as The Himalayan White Birch, is a popular distinctive form of the ‘white’ birch. The ascending branches form a spreading head. The coppery-brown bark on the young wood eventually peels to leave a distinctive white bark. The dark green serrated leaves turn golden-yellow in the autumn before leaf fall. A variety that's worthy of any garden for it's year round interest!
History: Discovered in N. India and N. and W. Nepal in 1880.
Betula Growing Tips: They will succeed on most soils with certain species happy even in wet sites. Although tolerant of chalk soils they will not reach a maximum size in these conditions. Best planted in a full sun position.
Height and Spread (after 10 years) : 6m x 4m