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Botanical name: Betula utilis var. jacquemontii 'Doorenbos'
Other names: Betula utilis var. jacquemontii 'Doorenbos', Betula utilis var. jacquemontii 'Snow Queen', Himalayan birch 'Doorenbos'
Variety or cultivar: 'Doorenbos' _ 'Doorenbos' is a medium-sized, deciduous tree with peeling white bark, ovate, tapered, glossy dark green leaves that turn yellow in autumn and yellow-brown male catkins in spring.
Betula utilis var. jacquemontii 'Doorenbos' is: Deciduous
Flower: Insignificant or absent, Yellow, Brown in Spring
Foliage: Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Yellow in Autumn
Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)
Propagation methods: Grafting, Softwood cuttings. REGISTER to read more...
Betula utilis var. jacquemontii 'Doorenbos' (Himalayan birch 'Doorenbos') will reach a height of 15m and a spread of 8m after 20-50 years.
Suggested uses: Architectural, Banks and Slopes, Beds and borders, City, Cottage/Informal, Woodland
Cultivation: Ideally plant in fertile, moist soil in full sun or light shade but will grow in a wide range of situations.
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|Soil types:||Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)|
|Soil drainage:||Moist but well-drained, Well-drained|
|Soil pH:||Acid, Alkaline, Neutral|
|Light:||Partial Shade, Full Sun|
|Aspect:||North, South, East, West|
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Hi, I'm struggling to find a birch that will fit my small patio garden.
I live in the city, on the Hampshire south coast, and am bemused by the different types of birch which might be suitable for my garden. I want an easy to keep/grow species, a very white bark, and with some reliable catkins in the spring. I would prefer a trunk which is multi-stemmed at a low level to provide some architectual interest in the space. Above the space for the tree we have telegraph wires from one corner of a house extending across our garden so it cannot be enormously high. Would prefer a canopy of leaves rather than too upright.
Could anyone help me with any suggestions please?
Thank you. Lou
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