Betula utilis jacquemontii - Himalayan Birch
Otherwise known as the Himalayan Birch, this fabulous tree has striking white bark.
Native to the Western Himalayas, the Himalayan Birch is a hardy tree that can reach 20m (66ft) when mature.
The leaves are large and ovate, with serrated edges. Jacquemontii flowers in May-July. The bark is notable for both appearance and function, being traditionally used for paper and packaging.
Jacquemontii is a particularly popular cultivar, characterised by trees from the Western end of its native range, with notably white bark.
This is an experimental range of trees, grown by our Head Grower Hilary to assess the utility of airpots for growing birch. The results have been spectacular, and this crop of trees has a uniformly excellent appearance and vigour.