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Betula uti jac Grayswood Ghost
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Betula utilis var. jacquemontii 'Grayswood Ghost'


Description: Betula utilis var. jacquemontii 'Grayswood Ghost' is a striking form that produces bright white bark and upright branches. The large glossy green leaves appear in the spring alongside the yellowish-brown catkins followed by golden-yellow autumn colours. One of the best white barked selections available that's perfect for growing as a specimen tree for it's fantastic winter interest!

History: Propagated from a tree in Grayswood Hill, Surrey. Received an Award of Garden Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society.

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
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