Betula utilis var. jacquemontii

(Himalayan Birch)

By October 3, 2023
Base of trunk with white bark and green branch ends on a Betula Utilis Var. Jacquemontii, Himalayan Birch, tree

About Betula utilis var. jacquemontii (Himalayan Birch)

This ornamental tree is known as Betula utilis var. jacquemontii. Commonly known as Himalayan Birch, a name suitable for its origins, the West Himalayan mountain range located in Asia. Prized for its bright white bark, this tree also features dark green leaves with serrated edges that turn yellow offering further interest during the fall and winter seasons. With an upright growth habit and pyramidal form, this tree reaches an average mature landscape size of 50-60′ tall by 30′ wide.

Other common names include, Western Himalayan Birch or White Barked Himalayan Birch

Care And Planting Instructions

Plant Himalayan Birch tree in an area that receives full sun to part shade. While it tolerates part shade, it grows best in full sun. Plant using a well draining soil and water regularly after planting to help it quickly establish. This variety requires moist soil and extra attention should be given during periods of extreme heat. While not required, if desired, prune back growth or for shape during its dormant season. When pruned during the winter or spring months, sap bleeding can occur.

Landscape Design Ideas

Betula jacquemontii is a beautiful addition to contemporary landscape designs accompanied by a grass-like shrub such as Deschampsia cespitosa ‘Northern Lights’  or Lomandra longifolia ‘Breeze’.

Botanical Name: Betula utilis var. jacquemontii

Common Name: Himalayan Birch

Average Landscape Size: 50-60' x 30'

Plant Type: Evergreen

Foliage Color: Green

Forms: Tree

Sizes: 15 & 25 gallon, 24" box

Special Features: Attracts Birds, Dramatic Color, Easy Pruning, Ornamental Plant, Seasonal Color Change to Foliage,