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Betula utilis

Himalayan birch

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Key information

Plant type

Deciduous tree

Flower colour



Colourful bark, Dramatic foliage



Skill level


Betula utilis

Plant details

A favourite multi-purpose tree, the Himalayan birch looks stunning all year round. Pendulous catkins appear in spring, with the mid-green foliage of summer turning gold in autumn. It lights up grey winter days with peeling strips of papery bark, varying from creamy-white through to copper and brown.

Family: Betulaceae

Genus: Betula

Species: utilis

Plant type: Deciduous tree

Flower colour: Yellow

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Colourful bark, Dramatic foliage

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

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

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 1800cm

Spread: 1000cm

Flowering period: April to April

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