Tree Information

Specialities

Tolerances

Wet Soil: Low

Dry Soil: High

Lime: Medium

Originating from the Himalayas, the jacquemontii stands out prominently in our industry due to its strikingly white bark. In summer, its canopy is lush and fuller compared to many birch trees. Adorned with deep green leaves, its an ideal shade tree to relax beneath. The leaves, with their light undersides, add a shimmering effect when the breeze gently sways them. Come autumn, these transition to a rich buttery yellow, then eventually a toffee colour in winter. When leaves drop, they reveal a captivating bare silhouette that showcases its intricate architectural design.

While some nurseries still rely on seeding for their jacquemontii, achieving consistent bark colour through this method proves challenging due to the potential variations. We pioneered the cultivation of this tree by perfecting its grafting technique. Opting for a jacqumontii from Hillier Trees ensures you always get the pristine white-barked variety.

For an enchanting visual, consider planting clear stem jacquemontii trees in close proximity, set against a backdrop of evergreens. Introduce a multi-stem Betula keniaca in the centre to create a harmonious contrast with its rich brown stems.

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Size

Medium

10m high x 4m wide after 25 years

Environment

A fantastic street tree.

Foliage

Oval shaped leaves with a deep green hue. By autumn, they transition to a rich butter yellow, eventually taking on a toffee shade before they drop. Display a more pronounced spacing between the veins compared to the Betula jacquemontii 'Grayswood Ghost'.

Bark

Strikingly white bark. When cultivated from seed, it may exhibit a creamy hue.

Flowers

12cm long catkins produced before the leaves shoot in April.

Resilience

Medium size tree which thrives in a range of locations, but excels in well drained soils.

Available As:

Semi-Mature, Multi-stem

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