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Betula utilis var. jac McBeath
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Betula utilis var. jacquemontii 'McBeath'


Description: Betula utilis var. jacquemontii 'McBeath' is a slow growing form with an upright growing habit. One of the whitest of all birch with glossy green leaves and stunning buttery yellow autumn foliage. Yellowish-brown catkins appear during the spring with the fresh leaves. Ideal for small gardens.

History: Collected in the wild by Ron McBeath in Manali, Rhotang Pass, Himachal Pradesh at 3000m formally of RBG Edinburgh.

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) : 4m x 3m

General attributes

Text Yellow Foliage
Text Traditional

Ornamental attributes

Small tree size after 10 years Small tree size after 10 years
Attractive bark Attractive bark
Prefers acid soil Prefers acid soil
Clay tolerant Clay tolerant
Drought tolerant Drought tolerant
Wet tolerant Wet tolerant
Don't prune Don't prune
Disease resistance Disease resistance