Betula 'Jacquemontii' is one of the most striking trees available in the garden design palatte, and is especially useful for smaller spaces. It is a variety of birch tree with a fine form and very white bark that almost glows white. In addition to its fine bark, the tree boasts lovely autumn colour, with leaves turning golden before falling.
Betula 'Jacquemontii' is not a difficult tree to grow, preferring medium to wet soil (not waterlogged), but also thriving in warmer, dryer climates. It is fully hardy in the UK and, like all birches, grows rapidly to early maturity.
The final height of this variety is about 9m with a spread of 4m. This variety would be a fine statement tree in a smaller area or family garden, or even in a front garden that was large enough to accommodate the canopy width.
Common Name: Himalayan Birch Tree
Latin Name: Betula utiis var. 'Jacquemontii'
Soil: Medium to wet soil.
Position: Full sun to part shade.
Flowering period/colour: April/May
Hardiness: Fully hardy
Height and spread in 20 years: 9m/4m
Special features: White bark and fine architectural shape. Catkins in spring. Golden leaf colour in autumn. Deciduous.