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(West Himalayan Birch)

First discovered in Nepal in the 1841 and originally classified as Betula jacquemontii, it was later realised that was actually a variety of Betula utilis. In Latin ‘utilis’ indicates that parts of the tree have many uses, the most common being the peeling bark for paper.

Himalayan birch is one of the most popular trees that we offer at Deepdale, the most alluring feature being the brilliant chalk-white bark which offers year round interest.

It is a fast growing, deciduous tree, graceful in appearance and offering light dappled shade with its open, conical crown.

In spring, yellow catkins appear, closely followed by dark green ovate leaves, lighter on the underside which rustle and shimmer in the breeze. In autumn, the foliage turns a glorious golden yellow before falling and leaving us again with the elegant framework of pure white branches.

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Plant Profile

Name: Betula utilis var. Jacquemontii

Common Name: West Himalayan Birch

Family: Betulaceae

Height: 15-20m

Demands: Very few. Grows well in almost any location

Bark: Bright, white peeling bark making it one of the most desirable birches

Foliage: Ovate and slightly serrated. Dark green above with a lighter underside turning yellow in Autumn

Flower: Yellow-brown catkins in early Spring

Available from Deepdale as a standard, feathered or multi-stemmed plant

Betula utilis var. Jacquemontii info sheet

FACT: The white, paper-like bark of the West Himalayan Birch was used in ancient times for writing Sanskrit scriptures and texts.

Betula utilis Jacquemontii, West Himalayan Birch beautiful white bark

Beautiful white bark of Betula utilis Jacquemontii

Betula utilis Jacquemontii, West Himalayan Birch

20-25cm girth semi mature standards

Betula utilis Jacquemontii

Autumn foliage on multistems

West Himalayan Birch

Himalayan birch bark

Betula utilis Jacquemontii, West Himalayan Birch

Betula Jacquemontii 4-5m feathered

Betula utilis Jacquemontii 2-3m multistems

Betula utilis Jacquemontii 2-3m multistems

Himalayan birch 5-6m multistems

Himalayan birch 5-6m multistems


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