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Betula utilis var. jacquemontii ‘Doorenbos’

Himalayan birch 'Doorenbos'

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Features

  • BloomsMarch
  • Height15m
  • Spread10m
  • Speed of GrowthModerate
  • Growth HabitTall branched oval
  • Flower ColourYellow
  • Leaf ColourMid green
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Betula utilis var. jacquemontii ‘Doorenbos’ (Himalayan birch 'Doorenbos'). 'Doorenbos' has ascending branches forming an oval crown. The bark is clear white on trunk and branches. The ovate leaves turn yellow in autumn.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Tree

Origin

Himalayas

Interest and use

Winter bark and autumn foliage colour.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -23°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH5.0 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

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.

Propagation

Propagation is by grafting in late winter or by softwood cuttings in the early summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Aphids, sawfly, honey fungus and mildew may cause problems.

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