Himalayan Birch, Large Trees

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General Info Wildlife Value
Shade Partial Shade
Area Exposed Windy Areas, Frost Pockets, Scotland & The North
Soil Poor/Dry, Wet
Type Screening
Ornamental Autumn Colour, Beautiful Bark, Seedheads

Betula utilis jacquemontii (Standard)

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SIZES 1-2 3-910+
175/200 Out of Stock - Unavailable this year £49.98Out of Stock - Unavailable this year£45.00Out of Stock - Unavailable this year£39.96
200/250 cm Bareroot Out of Stock - Unavailable this year £54.96Out of Stock - Unavailable this year£49.98Out of Stock - Unavailable this year£46.98
6/8cm Girth Standard. Bareroot Out of Stock £89.94Out of Stock £74.94Out of Stock £69.96
8/10cm Girth Standard. Bareroot Sold out for the season £124.98Sold out for the season£104.40Sold out for the season£94.44
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OUT OF STOCK

£38.62

Birch, Himalayan - Standard needs...
  • Buckle and Strap Tree Tie

    Buckle and Strap Ties

    From £2.94

  • Treated Tree Stakes

    Stakes, Tree Planting

    From £5.76

  • Tree Planting pack - mulch mat, pegs, stake and tie

    Tree Planting Pack

    From £10.19

  • Afterplant for Trees and Shrubs

    Rootgrow, Afterplant Tree & Shrub

    From £6.95


Frequently bought together...
  • Buckle and Strap Ties

    From £2.94

    Buckle and Strap Tree Ties Rubber strap with buckle & buffer. Buffer prevents tree from rubbing
  • Stakes, Tree Planting

    From £5.76

    Tree Stake - 120 to 150cm x 5cm Rounded & treated. Necessary for all standard ornamental trees.

Betula utilis Jacquemontii: Bareroot Himalayan Birch Trees in Standard Sizes

Himalayan birch, Betula utilis Jacquemontii, is an elegant, medium-sized tree with beautiful white bark. Unlike a native birch tree, the almost pure white bark stays 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.

They can reach a height of about 15-20 metres, with a very upright habit.

We also grow the even more ornamental Snow Queen.
Browse our varieties of birch tree or our full range of ornamental trees.

Delivery season: Birches are delivered bareroot during late autumn and winter, approximately November-March inclusive.
Choosing a size: Small trees are cheaper, easier to handle and more forgiving of less than ideal aftercare, so they are best for a big planting project. If instant impact is your priority, or if you are only buying a few plants for use in a place where it is convenient to water them well in their first year, then you may as well use bigger ones. All our bareroot trees are measured by their height in centimetres above the ground (the roots aren't measured).

Features:

  • Height: To 20m, very upright
  • Soil: Any except from chalk. Best in close to full sun.
  • Use: Screening, winter interest
  • Colour: Pale yellow Autumn leaves
  • Unique, elegant white bark
  • Bareroot delivery only: November-March

Growing Himalayan Birch

It will grow on most soils apart from shallow chalk, and it is well suited to urban sites. It will tolerate light shade, but full sun is best.

Apart from removing the usual dead, damaged or crossing branches, it is best not to prune birches.

Did You Know?

Himalayan, or Kashmir, birch's native range is centred on Nepal and the first trees were introduced to Britain in the 1880's. They are named for the French naturalist Victor Jacquemont (1801-1832), a guest of the Sikh Maharajah Ranjit Singh (1780-1839), who explored the Kashmir region in 1831, and died of cholera on the way back to Mumbai.

It has been extensively cultivated and the trees that you buy from our nursery are grafted, not grown from seed, to ensure that there is no natural variation between trees.

Birch is a pioneer species: it is fast-growing, relatively short-lived, and thrives on sunny, poorly fertile sites.

Standard trees are measured by their girth in centimetres 1 metre above ground level: their trunk's waist measurement. Unlike sapling trees and hedge plants, standards aren't measured by their height, which will vary quite a bit both between and within species.
So, a 6/8cm standard tree has a trunk with a circumference of 6-8cm and an 8/10 standard has a trunk 8-10cm around. This measurement makes no difference to the tree's final height.
On average, standard trees are 2-3.5 metres tall when they arrive, but we cannot tell you precisely how tall your trees will be before we deliver them.

  • Small Box

    Small boxes

    (Orders containing seedlings or rooted cuttings)

    £7.20

    including VAT per order

    FREE

    For ORDERS
    Over £60 inc VAT

  • Small box

    (All barerooted plants under 1.2 metres in height. Please note: all trees are charged at the trees and hedging rate.)

    £11.40

    including VAT per order

    FREE

    For ORDERS
    Over £60 inc VAT

  • Medium box

    (Any pots up to
    and incl. 7.5L)

    £15.00

    including VAT per order

    FREE

    For ORDERS
    Over £100 inc VAT

  • Trees & Hedging

    (For all orders of trees of any size, and all bareroot plants 1.2 metres and over in height)

    £19.80

    including VAT per order

  • Pallets

    (For all orders of root balls,
    and large orders, a pallet
    price will be automatically
    applied at checkout)

    £75.00

    including VAT per order

*Delivery to mainland Britain & the Isle of Wight ONLY. Surcharges to the Isle of Wight and some areas of Scotland apply.


Bareroot planting is best done between November and April
Bareroot and potted - what's the difference?

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