Common Name: Himalayan birch
Cultivar: var. jacquemontii
Skill Level: Beginner
Exposure: Full sun, Partial shade
Soil type: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Acidic, Moist, Sandy
A favourite multi-purpose tree, this betula cultivar is a vigorous tree that is grown for its snowy white bark. It looks stunning all year round, but especially in autumn when its foliage turns yellow and on grey winter days when it really stands out in the bare garden. In early spring, the tree produces yellow-brown catkins. Avoid growing on poor chalky soil as this can make the leaves turn yellow and sickly. The variety is more variable than the cultivars, which have brighter white bark. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).
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