Betula utilis 'Jacquemontii'

Himalayan Birch
Betula utilis 'Jacquemontii'
Bark detail
Leaf detail against white bark
Winter image
Betula utilis 'Jacquemontii'
Betula utilis 'Jacquemontii'

This is one of the most popular trees in landscaping and gardening.  Very undemanding it has a visual impact which is hard to find in any other tree.

The main attraction is the pure white bark which will brighten up any dull winter day.  Even in the summer there will be glimpses of white bark which contrasts well with the large dark green leaves.  As it starts to peel away the bark is very pleasing to touch and it is a great treat to pull off huge pieces to reveal the fresh new bark underneath.

The Himalayan Birch is a medium sized tree with a strong, narrow, architectural shape, which is good to use in any garden design, formal or otherwise.

 

Key Facts: 

Flowers:  Yellowish catkins 15 cm long.

Leaves:  Dark green, larger than normal birch leaves.

Bark:  Pure white, especially after peeling off.

Autumn colour:  Yellow.

Ultimate height:  20m

Uses:  The pure white stems brighten up any gloomy winter day.