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Whitebarked Himalayan Birch

Betula utilis var. jacquemontii

Pronunciation: BET-ew-luh YOO-tih-liss zhahk-a-MONT-ee-eye
SKU #01231
4-7

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OVERVIEW
Description Exhibits the brightest white bark of any birch for a truly distinctive and exciting show! An exceptional tree with a graceful, open-branched, pyramidal form, exquisite peeling bark, and terrific fall color. Toothy, tapered, dark green foliage transforms to a bright yellow in the fall. Showy catkins drape from the tree in spring. Deciduous.
Light Full sun
Watering Keep soil moist to wet.
Blooms Spring
Mature Size Quickly reaches 35 to 40 ft. tall, 18 to 20 ft. wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Deciduous
Special Features Attractive Bark, Fall Color, Fast Growing, Benefits Birds
Growth Rate Fast
Growth Habit Pyramidal
STYLE
Landscape Use Windbreak
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.
Flower Color Yellow
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Boxwood (Buxus); Lenten Rose (Helleborus); Sweet Flag (Acorus); Grecian Pattern Plant (Acanthus mollis); Curly Sedge (Carex)
CARE
Care 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.
HISTORY
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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-7

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