Betula jacquemontii

Jacquemontii Betula
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Plant Type

Tree

Evergreen-Deciduous

Deciduous

Overall Mature Size

Medium

Mature Height & Spread

50′ x 30′

Exposure

Full sun

Water

Medium Water

Flower Color

Brown

Bloom Time

Spring

Special Features

Attractive Bark, Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Desert Conditions, Fall Color

Container Sizes

#5, #15

Natural Growth Habit

Upright

Sunset Garden Zones

3-11, 14-17

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone

5-7

Himalayan Birch. Fast-growing tree attractive year-round. Light green foliage turns yellow in fall. Losing their leaves for winter shows off their colorful peeling bark thin graceful branches and hanging cone-like fruit. Young trees have dark-colored bark until their trunks reach 1 inch around. Plant against a darker background or green lawn to highlight pale trunks. Prone to aphids that drip a sticky substance called honeydew so plant away from patios or car parks. Most thrive in moist sandy or rocky subsoils. Once established tolerates some heat and dry spells. Prefers winter chill. Water deeply and often around shallow roots. Prune in winter only after leaves have formed to prevent sap bleeding. Transplant when dormant.

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