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  • Betula utilis jacquemontii

    Betula uti jacquemontii

    Betula utilis jacquemontii, also known as the Himalayan Birch tree is extremely an popular choice due to its striking white bark, an exquisite siight that offers year round interest. Green foliage fills the branches in spring and summer, turning yellow in autumn and falling bare in winter. Commonly known as Himalayan Birch, this tree is suited to all soil types and can be positioned in full sun or partial shade. In 10 years of growth it will be a height of 6 metres with a spread of 4 metres.

    Betula utilis jacquemontii is a hardy tree that can tolerate any climate and will make an outstanding feature tree, adding a particularly striking interest in a winter garden.

    The coppery-brown bark on the young wood eventually peels to leave a distinctive white bark. This is a fantastic architectural feature when planted alone, but also works well alongside other birch trees to add a slick silver glow to your outside space.

    Planting Advice

    Our single stem, pot grown Himalayan Birch trees can be planted all year-round. To aid the trees growth more effectively, sprinkle root grow when planting. Here are some tips for planting your birch tree:

    1. Dig a square hole as deep as your root mass and approximately 2x as wide 
    2. Mix 50% of the original soil with 50% compost
    3. Place the roots of the tree into the hole, fill it with your soil mix and firm around gently (avoid banking the collar of the tree)

    Aftercare Advice

    Unlike other species, Birch trees would rather be in wet soil than dry. An Irrigation kits will make things easier for you when caring for your birch tree.

    • If planting in spring or summer, water well for the first few months and increase watering if there are periods of hot or dry weather.
    • If planting in autumn, you may only need to water a little.  

    If your area is prone to rabbits, use a rabbit guard.

    You can gently wash the white bark with water and a sponge to keep it looking sparkling.

    Pruning Advice

    Minimal pruning is required and advised for Himalayan Birch trees. 

    • Remove lateral shoots to maintain a clear trunk
    • Prune diseased or damanged branches

    Prune in late summer to mid-winter.

    Hard pruning will increase light at the base of the tree, which in turn increases soil temperature and decreases moisture levels.

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    Berry Colour None
    Deciduous Yes
    Semi Evergreen No
    Evergreen No
    Has Berries No
    Is Edible No
    Is Native No
    Privacy Hedge No

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    Berry Colour None
    Deciduous Yes
    Semi Evergreen No
    Evergreen No
    Has Berries No
    Is Edible No
    Is Native No
    Privacy Hedge No

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