Betula utilis var. jacquemontii
West Himalayan birch, Kashmir birch , Whitebarked Himalayan birch, Betula jacquemontii, Jacquemonti Birch
- utilis var. jacquemontii– B. utilis var. jacquemontii is a variable, deciduous tree with peeling, white bark, ovate to oblong, tapered, glossy dark green leaves which turn yellow in autumn and yellow-brown male catkins in early spring.
Brown, Insignificant or absent, Yellow in Spring
Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Yellow in Autumn
HOW TO CARE
Watch out for
Aphids , Bark borer , Caterpillars , Leaf-mining sawflies
Honey fungus , Leaf spot , Birch rust , Powdery mildew
Pruning group 1. Often grows as a multi-stemmed tree. Can be pruned to produce a single trunk.
Grafting, Softwood cuttings
WHERE TO GROW
Betula utilis var. jacquemontii (West Himalayan birch) will reach a height of 15m and a spread of 8m after 20-50 years.
Architectural, Foliage only, Woodland
Grows well in a wide range of soils and situations but prefers moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil in full sun or light shade.
Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)
Moist but well-drained, Well-drained
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Partial Shade, Full Sun
North, South, East, West