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Himalayan Birch

Betula utilis var. jacquemontii

West Himalayan Birch, Kashmir Birch

This deciduous tree is one of the most popular of choices to have. This certain type of birch has bright white bark, but can also be pink or brown. When grow together they have a very uniform shape but is both effective as a group or singularly grown. They can grow both male and female catkins on the same tree that open up at separate times of the year. The dark green foliage contrasts with the white stem beautifully in the summer months and turn to a golden brown in the autumn.

Planning

Difficulty
Moderate
Flowering time
Spring
Fruiting time
Autumn

Harvesting

Generally not harvested.

Propagation

Cuttings
Softwood
Notes
This tree can also be grafted.

Special features

Geography

Environment

Light
Full Sun, Partial Sun
Soil moisture
Dry
Soil type
Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Frost hardiness
Hardy

Uses

Notes
A low maintenance tree that is perfect for smaller gardens due to its light airy foliage that gives dappled shade without dominating a garden. It provides architectural interest as well as textural (peeling the bark is mildly addictive) and can be planted in informal cottage gardens or urban courtyards.

Personality

Family
Betulaceae
Scent
None

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