East facing, north facing, south facing, west facing
Position in border:
Acidic / Clay / Heavy / Moist / Well Drained / Light / Sandy
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.
Betula ‘Jermyns’ and wildlife
Betula ‘Jermyns’ is known for attracting bees and birds. It has nectar/pollen rich flowers and provides shelter and habitat.