Whitebarked Himalayan Birch
Betula utilis var. jacquemontii
Keep soil moist to wet.
THIS PLANT MAY BE AVAILABLE IN THESE STORES:
Due to the seasonal nature of plants, availability at your local garden center is not guaranteed. Give them a call before visiting.
- 101 Market
8980 Quantrelle Ave. N.e. Otsego MN 55330
- 14th Street Garden Center
793 Jersey Ave. Jersey City NJ 07303
- 3rd Avenue Floral & Greenhouse
1110 3rd Ave. West Dickinson ND 58601
- 4 Ever Green Ldsp. & Dgn
21457 214th Circle Ave Milford IA 51351
|Botanical Pronunciation||BET-ew-luh YOO-tih-liss zhahk-a-MONT-ee-eye|
|Lore||This species is considered to bear the most beautiful white bark of all the birches. The flaky, peeling bark of B. utilis was at one time used as a writing medium.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Quickly reaches 35 to 40 ft. tall, 18 to 20 ft. wide.|
|Design Ideas||Excellent tree for very large home sites, parks, and open spaces. A problem solver for low-lying sites too wet for many other species. An important component of the wetland wild garden and for re-vegetating disturbed sites along river banks that benefit from extensive root stabilization of eroding banks.|
|Garden Style||Cottage, Rustic|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Special Feature||Attractive Bark, Fall Color, Fast Growing, Benefits Birds|
|Watering Needs||Keep soil moist to wet.|
|Companion Plants||Boxwood (Buxus); Lenten Rose (Helleborus); Sweet Flag (Acorus); Grecian Pattern Plant (Acanthus mollis); Curly Sedge (Carex)|
Thrives in deep, loamy, moist but well-drained soil amended with sand or gravel, but highly adaptable. Water deeply, regularly during the first few growing seasons to establish an extensive root system; once established, maintain evenly moist soil. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-7