• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Fast grower to 35 to 40 ft. tall, 18 to 20 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Deer Resistant
    Blooms:
    Spring
  • Detail
    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
    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 & Lore
    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.