Snow Queen Birch Large Trees

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Misc RHS AGM
Shade Partial Shade
Area Exposed Windy Areas, Frost Pockets, Scotland & The North
Soil Wet
Colour White/Cream
Type Screening
Also Good Beautiful Bark

Betula u. jacquemontii Snow Queen (Standard)

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Snow Queen / Doorenbos Himalayan Birch Standard Trees

Betula utilis jacquemontii Snow Queen (sometimes known as Doorenbos) certainly is a royal presence in the garden. The sublime pure-white bark is a fabulous feature all year round, but particularly in the colder months, when the structural 'bones' of a garden are revealed and the tree is lit by the low winter sun. So choose planting positions carefully and you'll be richly rewarded as Snow Queen birch trees develop their white bark much earlier than other varieties. Then in spring come those pretty little catkins, shivering in the March breeze like lambs' tails. Autumn brings soft mango-yellow leaves that fall to reveal a handsome pyramid-shaped skeleton, the upper limbs swaying with the wind. It's a lovely specimen tree, used as a focal point, or plant in small groups to create a coppice of luminous white bark. An avenue of trees can provide light screening, too. Regal it may be, but it's never overbearing, growing to just 7m tall; for other trees suitable for smaller gardens, take a look at the rest of our range of birch trees.

White magic

If you're planting Snow Queen in the garden as a specimen, you can do it in a border, too, and underplant with white-flowered perennials, which will work in harmony with the bark colour to create a magical combination. White hardy geraniums work well, as do hellebores and snowdrops, for a stunning winter tableau.

Features

  • Final height/spread: 7 x 3.5m in 20 years
  • Foliage: deciduous, green, forming a light canopy
  • Soil: well drained
  • Use: avenue, specimen, woodland, particularly in small gardens
  • Features: white peeling bark, spring catkins, orange autumn leaf colour

A name with history

Betula, meaning birch, utilis, meaning useful, the white bark of Himalayan birch was used in ancient times for writing Sanskrit scriptures. These days it's used as packaging and bandages, among other things.

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Bareroot planting is best done between October and April
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