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  • himalayan birch ( syn. Snow Queen )
  • Eventual height: 18m
  • Eventual spread: 10m

Betula utilis var. jacquemontii 'Doorenbos'

himalayan birch ( syn. Snow Queen )

5 year guarantee RHS award of garden merit
12 lt pot (1.5-1.8m) £79.99
12 lt pot (1.5-1.8m) £79.99

This tree is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring.

  • Position: full sun or lightly dappled shade
  • Soil: moderately fertile, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: fast-growing
  • Flowering period: March
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Creating a wonderful specimen in the winter garden, the bare stems of this Himalayan birch will provide a striking wintery silhouette, which can be further enhanced by underplanting with snowdrops. Unlike many of the other birches, this one takes just 3 or 4 year to develop its snowy colour, so it makes a good choice if you are impatient to move things along. It will eventually grow into a big tree, but as the canopy remains light and airy, it rarely feels oppressive.

    All the Betulas we supply are single-stemmed, but they can be planted close together to creat a multi-stemmed effect.

  • Garden care: Requires minimal pruning. Remove any broken, diseased or crossing branches in late autumn or winter. When planting incorporate lots of well-rotted garden compost in the planting and stake well.

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