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Betula utilis var. jacquemontii 'Grayswood Ghost' (Himalayan birch 'Grayswood Ghost')

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 'Grayswood Ghost'

Other names

Himalayan birch 'Grayswood Ghost'

Genus

Betula Betula

Variety or Cultivar

'Grayswood Ghost' _ 'Grayswood Ghost' is a deciduous tree with a rounded, conical crown, striking white bark, glossy leaves, turning yellow in autumn. Yellow or light brown catkins in early-spring.


Betula utilis var. jacquemontii 'Grayswood Ghost' is: Deciduous

Tree shape

Broadly conical

Flower

Brown, Insignificant or absent, Yellow in Spring

Foliage

Green in Summer; Yellow in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Caterpillars , Leaf-mining sawflies Aphids , Caterpillars , Leaf-mining sawflies

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

General care

Propagation methods

Grafting, Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Betula utilis var. jacquemontii 'Grayswood Ghost' (Himalayan birch 'Grayswood Ghost') 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.

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)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Betula utilis var. jacquemontii 'Grayswood Ghost'

Other names

Himalayan birch 'Grayswood Ghost'

Genus

Betula Betula

Variety or Cultivar

'Grayswood Ghost' _ 'Grayswood Ghost' is a deciduous tree with a rounded, conical crown, striking white bark, glossy leaves, turning yellow in autumn. Yellow or light brown catkins in early-spring.

Foliage

Deciduous

Tree shape

Broadly conical


Colour

Flower

Brown, Insignificant or absent, Yellow in Spring

Foliage

Green in Summer; Yellow in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Caterpillars , Leaf-mining sawflies

Specific diseases

Honey fungus , Leaf spot , Birch rust , Powdery mildew

General care

Propagation methods

Grafting, Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Betula utilis var. jacquemontii 'Grayswood Ghost' (Himalayan birch 'Grayswood Ghost') 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.

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 9, Zone 8, Zone 7

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