SelecTree: Tree Detail
WHITE BARKED HIMALAYAN BIRCH
Betula utilis var. jacquemontii
Photo Locations: Hoyt Arboretum - Portland, OR and San Luis Obispo, CA
Poor tolerance of drought. After fast growth to 40 feet, this tree slows its growth, eventually growing to 60 feet tall with the right conditions.
Native to Northern India.
Additional Common Names
WHITE BARKED HIMALAYAN BIRCH, JAQUEMONT BIRCH
Erect and requires ample growing space.
Has Deciduous foliage.
Height: 30 - 60 feet.
Width: 30 feet.
Growth Rate: 24 to 36 Inches per Year.
Longevity 40 to 150 years.
Leaves Ovate, Medium Green, Gold, Deciduous.
Flowers Inconspicuous. Flowers in Spring, Summer or Fall. Has separate male and female flowers on the same tree (monoecious).
Brown or Mostly Green Winged Nut in a Cone, Medium (0.50 - 1.50 inches), fruiting in Summer.
Bark Striking Cream, Smooth.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate in Leaf.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate out of Leaf.
Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 3 - 11 and 14 - 17.
USDA Hardiness Zones 5 - 7.
Exposure Full Sun to Full Shade.
Wet to Moist Soil.
Loam or Sand Texture.
Highly Acidic to Slightly Alkaline Soil pH.
Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.
Pests & Disease Information
Resistant to Verticillium. Susceptible to Aphids and Beetle Borers, Armillaria.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Medium Weak
Root Damage Potential Rated as Moderate.
Allergy Health Hazard.
Desirable Wildlife Plant.
Special Uses & Values
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Betula utilis var. jacquemontii Tree Record." 1995-2018. May 21, 2018.
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