Himalayan Birch | Betula utilis jacquemontii | Bareroot Standard Trees
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Himalayan birch, Betula utilis Jacquemontii, is an elegant, medium sized tree with beautiful white bark. It will grow on most soils apart from chalk and it is well suited to urban sites. Himalayan birch trees can reach a height of about 15-20 metres.
How Standard Trees are Measured:
All the plants in the ornamental trees section are graded as standards, which means that they are measured by their girth in centimetres 1 metre above ground level (basically, their trunk's waist measurement). They aren't measured by their height, which will vary. So, a 6/8 standard has a trunk with a circumference of 6-8 centimetres and an 8/10 standard has a trunk 8-10 centimetres around. This measurement makes no difference to the tree's final height.
Standard trees are 2 - 3.5 metres tall (on average) when they arrive. We cannot tell you precisely how tall your trees will be before we deliver them.
General description of Himalayan birch trees:
The smooth, almost pure white bark is the main attraction of Himalayan birch. Unlike a native birch tree, the bark on the trunk of a Himalayan birch will stay smooth and bright when it is mature. In spring, the tree makes long catkins that provide early season pollen for bees. The autumn leaf colour is a pale, warm yellow that contrasts nicely with the white bark.
History & uses of Betula utilis Jacquemontii
Himalayan birch's native range is centred on Nepal and the first trees were introduced to Britain in the 1880's. It has been extensively cultivated and the trees that you buy from our nursery are grafted, not grown from seed. Birch is a pioneer species: it is fast growing, relatively short lived and thrives on sunny, poorly fertile sites.
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Delivery: The basic delivery charge for orders of bareroot plants is £9.49 + vat, which increases to £12.55 + vat if you add any pot-grown plants, standard trees or fruit trees to the order.
Because couriers sometimes experience delays, we schedule delivery by week, not by day. Therefore, please plan your planting day for the weekend at the end of the delivery week or for the week following delivery, at the earliest.
You can choose the delivery week that suits you during checkout and we will email you the day before your plants are due to arrive.
Payment: We do not charge your card until we begin to prepare your order for packing.
Guarantee: If any plants die within a year, we will replace them. We only ask that you follow our planting & growing instructions and sent us clear photographs of the dead plants in situ, so we can help to make sure that the replacement plants succeed. You only pay for the delivery of the replacements.
Please note that our guarantee is void if there is a hosepipe ban in your area: your newly planted hedging must be watered in dry weather while it is establishing. The best way to water is very thoroughly every few days: at least once a week if there is no heavy rain.
Our nursery has been supplying container grown and bareroot hedging plants to gardeners, farmers and town planners since 1949. Our website started in 2003, so we do understand the concerns that you may have about buying hedging plants online. If any of your plants are damaged when they arrive or if you are otherwise not satisfied with your order after you inspect it, please repackage it and contact us. We will give you a refund or send replacements and send a courier to come and collect the unwanted plants.