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Betula uti jac Jermyns
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Betula utilis var. jacquemontii 'Jermyns'


Description: Betula utilis var. jacquemontii 'Jermyns' is one of the more vigorous and healthy white barked forms. It's broadly conical growing habit gives it an exceptional presence. It's large catkins and glossy green leaves appear during the spring. The whiteness in the trunk takes a little more time to develop than some of the more select forms but it is well worth the wait!

History: Selected at Hillier Nurseries before 1960 from plants received from the Netherlands. Received an Award of Garden Merit.

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

Award-winning Award-winning
Text Green Foliage
Text Traditional

Ornamental attributes

Medium tree size after 10 years Medium tree size after 10 years
Fast growth rate Fast growth rate
Attractive bark Attractive bark
Open space planting Open space planting
Prefers acid soil Prefers acid soil
Clay tolerant Clay tolerant
Drought tolerant Drought tolerant
Wet tolerant Wet tolerant
Don't prune Don't prune