Betula utilis var. jacquemontii 'Jermyns'

Himalayan birch

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Plant type

Deciduous tree


Colourful bark



Skill level


Betula utilis var. jacquemontii 'Jermyns'

Plant details

Himalayan birch, Betula utilis var. jacquemontii 'Jermyns', is a popular and extremely ornamental silver birch. It's medium-sized with an open habit and pyramidal shape. It bears almost shimmering white bark, which peels each year to reveal a fresh layer beneath. Its oval, dark green leaves turn gold in autumn before falling. Long, yellow-brown catkins appear in spring.

Like all birches, Betula utilis var. jacquemontii 'Jermyns' thrives in most situations, but for best results grow in moist but well-drained soil in sun to partial shade. It can be grown on its own as a focal point in the garden, or in groups to show off its incredible white bark.

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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