Whitebarked Himalayan birch is a pyramidal, deciduous tree native from the Himalayas into southern China. Best known for its striking chalk-white bark, which provides year-round interest, it also features dark green leaves which turn yellow in fall.
Himalayan birch prefers full sun or light shade and reasonably fertile, well-drained soil. It works well as a specimen plant or in small groupings.
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Genus - Betula
Species - Utilis
Variety - Jacquemontii
Common name - Whitebarked Himalayan Birch
Pre-Treatment - Not-required, but recommended
Hardiness zones - 5 - 7
Height - 12 - 18 m
Spread - 8 - 11 m
Plant type - Tree
Vegetation type - Deciduous
Exposure - Full Sun, Partial Sun
Growth rate - Medium
Soil PH - Acid, neutral
Soil type - Loam, sand, well drained
Water requirements - Average
Landscape uses - Feature Plant, Shade Trees
Bloom season - May
Leaf / Flower color - Dark Green / Tan, Brown
Seeds can be sown directly on the surface of clean and moist soil. Press seeds lightly to have a good contact with the moist soil.
Cover with clear plastic or glass and keep at +18-+22C in bright place. Spray with the water periodically just to keep the surface moist all the time.
Germination in 10-15 days.
Seeds can also be stratified for a couple of weeks, but it is not necessary.
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