Whitebarked Himalayan Birch - clump Tree
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Whitebarked Himalayan Birch - clump Tree
Whitebarked Himalayan Birch - clump Leaf
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Whitebarked Himalayan Birch - clump Additional Product Shot 482
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Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 4-6
  • Spacing: 15-25'
  • Exposure: Sun/Part Shade
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
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Whitebarked Himalayan Birch - clump
Betula utilis var. 'Jacquemonti'
$245.00
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Few trees in your landscape will get noticed more than White-Barked Himalayan Birch.  You can highlight this drama queen at night with strategically angled landscape lighting, but you don’t have to, because that spanking-white bark is so bright it practically glows in the dark!  Planted in front of evergreens or the dark brick or siding of your home, this flashy, fast-growing Birch tree will quickly make it clear who’s the star of the show.  Though it’s an Asian species, White-Barked Himalayan Birch closely resembles our native Paper Birch, and like Paper Birch, it looks smashing planted in small groupings or groves.  Underplant with daffodils and ferns for an unforgettable, low-maintenance vignette.

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 4-6
  • Spacing: 15-25'
  • Exposure: Sun/Part Shade
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
  • Show more ›
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The Story

Europeans first “discovered” this Himalayan tree in the 1820s, though native peoples had been using its bark as writing paper for centuries.  Because of its water-repellent properties, the bark has also been used in roofing, much as Paper Birch bark was once used in this country in canoe-building.  Indeed, “usefulness” is written right into the Whitebarked Himalayan Birch’s species name, utile.  Another utilization of the tree, however, has helped to put it on the Endangered List in its native lands:  firewood.  Could any more beautiful tree meet such a sad fate?

The Details

You can't miss this one! This fancy dancy Birch tree has the whitest bark of all Birch trees. The bark of the Jacquemonti Birch develops its brightness at a young age, lending a striking contrast to the dark green leaves it holds throughout the season. Pick one up today - and don't forget your sunglasses....'cause these puppies are bright!

How to Grow

Jacquemonti has dark green foliage and the whitest bark of all Birches. They enjoy being planted in full sun with moist, well-drained soil. The first 3 or 4 years you have a White Birch planted in your garden, you want to water it after the initial planting and during periods of drought, especially the Jacquemonti Birch – it doesn’t like dry soil! Once a year during fall, apply a medium rate fertilizer to supply your Birch with nutrients it needs to supply you with the joy of seeing healthy new growth the following spring. White Birches rarely need to be pruned. Common pest problems for Birches are the bronze Birch borer and the Birch leaf miner. Keeping the tree as healthy as possible can prevent bronze Birch borers and Birch leaf miners. The borers can’t attack a healthy tree.

More Info

Cold Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 4
Heat Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 6
Exposure Sun/Part Shade
Avg Mature Height 40'
Avg Mature Width 25'
Spacing 15-25'
Growth Rate Medium-Fast
Leaf Color Green
Fall Leaf Color Yellow
Cary Award Winner No
PA Gold Medal Award No
Attractive Bark Yes
Attracts Birds Yes
Attracts Butterflies No
Attracts Hummingbirds No
Attracts Pollinators No
Deer Resistant Yes
Drought Tolerant No
Dry, Poor Soils No
Edible Fruit No
Fragrant No
Groundcover No
Hedge/Windbreak No
Native No
Salt Tolerance/Seashore No
Seasonal Cut Branches No
Shade Tolerance Yes
Showy Flowers No
Specimen Yes
Urban Conditions No
Utility Line Trees No
Wet Moist Soils No
Winter Interest Yes
Woodland Garden Yes
Decor/Craft Use No

Size Guide

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Scale

Size: B

Size B

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Size B Trees:

Our Whitebarked Himalayan Birch grown in clump form (three stems) averages 8 to 10' tall with good stem caliper. This is grown in our #15 tree container. One big strong guy can carry this potted tree but better if two people work together!

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Whitebarked Himalayan Birch - clump Tree
Whitebarked Himalayan Birch - clump Leaf
Whitebarked Himalayan Birch - clump Additional Product Shot 48
Whitebarked Himalayan Birch - clump Additional Product Shot 482
Whitebarked Himalayan Birch - clump Additional Product Shot 483