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Betula utilis var. jacquemontii

Himalayan birch

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  • Betula utilis var. jacquemontii | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018
  • Betula utilis var. jacquemontii | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018
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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsMarch
  • Height12m
  • Growth HabitOpen branched
  • Flower ColourYellow-green
  • Leaf ColourMedium green
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Betula utilis var. jacquemontii (Himalayan birch). This tree has a striking white or cream bark, peeling in horizontal bands. Several clones of this variety with outstanding barks have been named as cultivars.

Characteristics

Deciduous, Tree

Other common names

Birch

Origin

China, Himalayas

Interest and use

Banks, specimen

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  • Betula utilis var. jacquemontii | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018
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  • Betula utilis var. jacquemontii | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018

Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Heavy, Light, Medium, Sandy
  • 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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