• Eventual height: 18m
  • Eventual spread: 10m

Betula utilis subsp. jacquemontii 'Grayswood Ghost'

himalayan birch

5 year guarantee RHS award of garden merit
10 litre pot | 1.5 - 1.8m tall £129.99
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This tree is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring.

  • Position: Full sun or lightly dappled shade
  • Soil: Moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: Fast
  • Flowering period: March
  • Hardiness: Fully hardy

A rare and attractive tree with very glossy green leaves that turn bright yellow in autumn. It is one of the best white-barked birches with glowing white, smooth bark and yellow catkins in spring. It is best grown as a specimen, in both small and large gardens, where the brilliant bark can be seen to its best effect. The white bark develops fully when the tree is around 8 years old.

All the Betulas we supply are single-stemmed, but they can be planted close together to create a multi-stemmed effect.

  • Garden care:
    Birches don't need much pruning, but you may want to remove any diseased or crossing branches. It is essential that any pruning work is carried out between late summer and mid-winter as the sap will 'bleed' heavily at other times. When planting incorporate lots of well-rotted garden compost in the planting hole and stake well.
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