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Betula uti jacquemontii
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Betula utilis var. jacquemontii

Birch

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

General attributes

Text Yellow Green Foliage
Text Traditional

Ornamental attributes

Medium tree size after 10 years Medium tree size after 10 years
Attractive bark Attractive bark
Autumn colour Autumn colour
Prefers acid soil Prefers acid soil
Clay tolerant Clay tolerant
Drought tolerant Drought tolerant
Wet tolerant Wet tolerant
Don't prune Don't prune