Light Needs:
Light needs: Full Sun
Full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Moderate
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Average Landscape Size:
Average Landscape Size
Fast grower to 35 to 40 ft. tall, 18 to 20 ft. wide.
Key Feature:
Key Feature
Deer Resistant
Blooms:
Flowering Time
Spring
Botanical Pronunciation:BET-ew-la zhahk-a-MONT-ee-ee
Plant type:Tree
Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
Growth rate:Fast
Average landscape size:Fast grower to 35 to 40 ft. tall, 18 to 20 ft. wide.
Foliage color:Green
Blooms:Spring
Flower color:Yellow
Design IdeasExcellent tree for very large homesites, parks and open space. A problem solver for low lying sites to wet for many other species. Important component of the wetland wild garden and for revegetating disturbed sites along river banks that benefit from extensive root stabilization of eroding banks.
Companion PlantsGrow this symmetrical white bark beauty with Fox Red Curly Sedge, (Carex buchananii), Royal Purple Lily Turf, (Liriope muscari 'Royal Purple'), Anne Greenway Dead Nettle, (Lamium maculatum 'Anne Greenway') and Ruffled Velvet Siberian Iris, (Iris sibirica 'Ruffled Velvet').
Care Information
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.Pruning time: winter.
Light Needs:
Light needs: Full Sun
Full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Moderate
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
History:
This unique species is native to the Himalayan Mountains of Asia. It was discovered by Sir Joseph Hooker on his long journey to Tibet from 1848 to 1851. He named and introduced this species in 1849 under B. utilis, but French naturalist Victor Jacquermont's variation of this tree collected earlier in Kashmir led the continental name to be B. jacquemontonii. Today as with this example, both names have been combined to recognize both sources.
Lore:
This species is considered to bear the most beautiful white bark of all the birches.