Himalayan Birch

Betula utilis var jacquemontii 'Grayswood Ghost'

Himalayan Birch - Betula utilis var jacquemontii  'Grayswood Ghost'

Common Name: Himalayan Birch
Genus: Betula
Species: utilis var jacquemontii
Cultivar: 'Grayswood Ghost'

Category: Trees
Growth Rate: Fast growing
Features: Has interesting bark, Has colourful autumn foliage

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 18.00 m (1800 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 10.00 m (1000 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Brown, Yellow
Foliage Colour: Green, YellowFlowering Period: March

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained

A rare and attractive tree with very glossy green leaves that turn bright yellow in autumn. It is one of the best white-barked birches with glowing white smooth bark and yellow catkins in spring. It is best grown as a specimen in both a small or large garden where the brilliant bark can been seen to its best effect.

Garden Care: Requires minimal pruning. Remove any broken, diseased or crossing branches in late autumn or winter. When planting incorporate lots of well-rotted garden compost in the planting hole and stake well.

Goes Well With: Taxus baccata, Skimmia japonica subsp. reevesiana, Cornus alba 'Elegantissima', Colchicum speciosum 'Album', Galanthus nivalis 'Flore Pleno', Anemone blanda.


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