The Himalayan Birch tree, Betula utilis Jacquemontii, is a stunning tall tree with a very distinct striking white bark.
The Himalayan Birch trees bark peels away with time revealing the next layer of white bark and lenticels. Dark green ovate leaves turn yellow in autumn and yellow-brown catkin’s in the spring time. Himalayan Birch is often used in architectural landscaping due to its more formal canopy.
The Himalayan Birch is a popular, medium-sized decorative tree with branches that produce a broad pyramidal shaped crown. A good feature tree, especially in winter gardens due to it’s a striking appearance. Suited for planting in groups or on its own. Betula utlis Jacquemontii is suited to most soil types, the Himalayan Birch is a hardy tree that will tolerate most conditions.
Himalayan Birch is often confused with Silver Birch, Betula pendula, which is a very popular tree with pendulous weeping branches, white bark which becomes marked with dark, rugged cracks at the base on older trees. Diamond- shaped, sharply toothed mid-green leaves, turning yellow in autumn, bears yellow male catkins in early spring.
You can buy trees, hedging, screening trees, shrubs and topiary online by browsing our website. If you do not see a plant or size that is suitable for you then please call as we stock a wide variety of plants in our tree nursery. It’s worth noting that many other websites sell other people’s stock (i.e. they act as an agent) so you cannot view the products at their own site. At King & Co, all of our advertised plants are available for viewing at our tree nursery in Rayne, near Braintree, situated just over an hours drive out of London. Our knowledgeable and experienced tree nursery staff is always contactable via phone on 01376 340469 or if you have any questions regarding any of our trees or accessories. If you cannot see what you require on our website, please complete the enquiry form. We will give it our urgent attention and will get back to you shortly with a solution that meets your needs.