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Betula utilis jacquemontii ‘Grayswood Ghost’

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An unusual silver birch tree with fine ghost-like, silvery white bark when mature. It is particularly striking in the autumn/winter as it is revealed by the leaves falling, but also attractive all year round.

Leaves are light green and can in a good autumn, briefly turn pale yellow. Although quite vigorous, 'Grayswood Ghost' can make an exceptional multi-stemmed tree ideal for smaller gardens.

Supplied Size: 3L containers (40 - 60 cm tall)

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Betula utilis jacquemontii  ‘Grayswood Ghost’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Betula utilis jacquemontii  ‘Grayswood Ghost’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Pot SizeTotal Price
3 litres

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Grower Notes

Position: Full sun or light, dappled shade.
Soil: Any fertile soil.
Hardiness: Hardy.
Rate of Growth: Vigorous (moderate if grown as a multi-stemmed tree)
Habit: Betula utilis var. jacquemontii 'Grayswood Ghost' grows to be a medium sized tree with a slender habit.
Height: up to 15 m (50 ft)
Spread: 10 m (32 ft)
Notes: For best effect, the bark should be scrubbed gently with a hand brush and water once a year. This removes any green algae or grime and helps to restore the colour. Bark colour can take 2-4 years to develop.

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Common names

Silver Birch


Betula utilis jacquemontii ‘Grayswood Ghost’ (Silver Birch). The bark of this birch is its main feature, being almost pure white in winter. The leaves turn a pale yellow in the autumn just before dropping.


They are fully hardy. You will need to plant in a sunny position in any moist and well drained soil; some species will prefer acidic soil. The young trees should be transplanted in the autumn.

Interest and use

Grown for winter interest, shade and for its graceful slender habit.

Italics = data drawn from parent genus or species

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Betula utilis jacquemontii  ‘Grayswood Ghost’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -23°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • Soil pH5.0 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist or Moist

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