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Betula utilis var. jacquemontii 'Jermyns'

Himalayan birch

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Key information

Plant type

Deciduous tree

Feature

Colourful bark

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Beginner

photo by bbc.co.uk/gardening

Plant details

A favourite multi-purpose tree, this betula cultivar is a vigorous tree that is grown for its snowy white bark. It looks stunning all year round, but especially on grey winter days when it really stands out in the bare garden. In early spring, the tree produces yellow-brown catkins that can be over 15cm (6in) in length. Avoid growing on poor chalky soil as this can make the leaves turn yellow and sickly.

Family: Betulaceae

Genus: Betula

Species: utilis

Cultivar: 'Jermyns'

Plant type: Deciduous tree

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Colourful bark

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Acidic, Moist, Sandy

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 1800cm

Spread: 1000cm


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