Himalayan BirchBetula utilis Jacquemontii
Himalayan Birch trees are a beautiful choice for a small garden. The stunningJacquemontii variety is more upright and has larger leaves than the UK's native silver birch. In autumn, the mid to dark green leaves turn golden yellow. The brilliant white trunks deliver year-round interest, becoming whiter with age. For maximum impact, set them against a dark background or underplanted with brightly coloured Dogwoods.
As with most Birch, a single specimen looks fantastic but a cluster of several looks even better! Birch is suitable for a wide range of soils, including fairly damp sites, but not waterlogged. Himalayan Birch trees prefer neutral to acid conditions. They will tolerate sandy soils or even moderately chalky sites if enough organic matter has been added. They can also withstand exposed locations.
Mature height: around 10 metres in the north of England. But they can reach 15 metres further south or in sheltered areas.
Usually in stock as container trees from about 12cm to 18cm girth or more. Available as single stem or multi stemmed.