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