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Betula utilis var. jacquemontii (West Himalayan birch)

Beginner
skill rating
2 hours care
per year
15m
Max height
8m
Max spread
20-50 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Betula utilis var. jacquemontii

Other names

West Himalayan birch, Kashmir birch , Whitebarked Himalayan birch, Betula jacquemontii, Jacquemonti Birch

Genus

Betula Betula

Species

B. utilis var. jacquemontii - B. utilis var. jacquemontii is a variable, deciduous tree with peeling, white bark, ovate to oblong, tapered, glossy dark green leaves which turn yellow in autumn and yellow-brown male catkins in early spring.


Betula utilis var. jacquemontii is: Deciduous

Habit

Conical

Flower

Brown, Insignificant or absent, Yellow in Spring

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Yellow in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Bark borer , Caterpillars , Leaf-mining sawflies Aphids , Bark borer , Caterpillars , Leaf-mining sawflies

Honey fungus , Leaf spot , Birch rust , Powdery mildew Honey fungus , Leaf spot , Birch rust , Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 1. Often grows as a multi-stemmed tree. Can be pruned to produce a single trunk.

Propagation methods

Grafting, Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Betula utilis var. jacquemontii (West Himalayan birch) will reach a height of 15m and a spread of 8m after 20-50 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, Foliage only, Woodland

Cultivation

Grows well in a wide range of soils and situations but prefers moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil in full sun or light shade.

Soil type

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

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Betula utilis var. jacquemontii

Other names

West Himalayan birch, Kashmir birch , Whitebarked Himalayan birch, Betula jacquemontii, Jacquemonti Birch

Genus

Betula Betula

Species

B. utilis var. jacquemontii - B. utilis var. jacquemontii is a variable, deciduous tree with peeling, white bark, ovate to oblong, tapered, glossy dark green leaves which turn yellow in autumn and yellow-brown male catkins in early spring.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Conical


Colour

Flower

Brown, Insignificant or absent, Yellow in Spring

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Yellow in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Bark borer , Caterpillars , Leaf-mining sawflies

Specific diseases

Honey fungus , Leaf spot , Birch rust , Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 1. Often grows as a multi-stemmed tree. Can be pruned to produce a single trunk.

Propagation methods

Grafting, Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Betula utilis var. jacquemontii (West Himalayan birch) will reach a height of 15m and a spread of 8m after 20-50 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, Foliage only, Woodland

Cultivation

Grows well in a wide range of soils and situations but prefers moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil in full sun or light shade.

Soil type

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

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4

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