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BETULA utilis ssp. jacquemontii

Commonly known as Himalayan birch

Beautiful white bark especially when viewed in winter from a distance
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Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only
Whip £25.00 each 

H/Std £65.00 each 

Delivery Information Normally 3 - 5 days
Courier Only due to the size of this plant.
plant size comparison icon 10 to 15 Litre
  • Deciduous - ovate to oblong, tapered, dark-green leaves to 12cm (5in) long turning yellow in autumn.
  • Height - 18m (60ft)
  • Spread - 10m (33ft)
  • Tree - yellow-brown male catkins to 12cm (5in) long in early spring.
  • Hardy - very cold winter - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade - dappled shade.
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - named for French botanist Victor Jacquemont (1801-32). Wildlife plant - insects, birds
  • Ornamental bark
  • Pests & Diseases - birch borers, birch leaf mining sawfly, aphids, birch rust, mildew, honey fungus
  • Place of origin - Himalayas.
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy -
  • Leaf margin - Serrate - see photos above
  • Leaf shape - Oblong - see photos above
  • Ovate
  • Pruning group - Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

    RHS group 1
  • Seasonal Interest - Autumn -
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Winter
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil -
  • Tree Shape - Broadly conical -
  • Wildlife - Bee friendly -
  • Bird friendly
  • Rabbit Resistant
18m (60ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  10m (33ft)

Buy Varieties of BETULA utilis ssp. jacquemontii

BETULA utilis ssp. jacquemontii 'Grayswood Ghost'  AWARD

'Grayswood Ghost' >

Commonly known as: Birch.
Brillliant white bark and glossy leaves
Whip £35.00 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2021 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
H/Std £65.00 each 

BETULA utilis ssp. jacquemontii 'Jermyns'  AWARD

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Commonly known as: Himalayan birch.
Snowy-white bark and showy yellow catkins 6 ins or longer
H/Std £65.00 each 
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Available late spring to early summer 2022 - Spring according to the Met Office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore late spring is mid-April onwards. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.

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