Himalayan Birch

Betula jacquemontii (Himalayan Birch): This birch species is also native to the Himalayas. This elegant tree is renowned for its gleaming white bark that peels away in horizontal strips, creating a luminous and eye-catching effect.

The Appearance

A medium-sized deciduous tree with a slender trunk and distinctive white bark that peels in thin, papery strips. It has dark green leaves that turn yellow in autumn.


The Produce

The tree produces small, inconspicuous catkins as its fruits. These catkins are cylindrical in shape and dangle gracefully from the branches.


The Flowers

Produces small, yellowish catkins in spring, followed by small nutlets.


The Leaves

The foliage is generally medium to dark green, creating a beautiful contrast with the tree’s striking white bark.


The Bark

The bark is white and peels away in thin, papery strips, revealing a smooth surface underneath.


The Habitat

Prefers well-drained soils and full sun to partial shade. Commonly found in gardens, parks, and along streams.


The Ecology

Provides habitat and food for various wildlife, including insects and birds. The bark and leaves are used by various species for shelter and food.


The Culture

Valued for its ornamental bark and graceful form. Often planted in gardens and parks.


Fun Facts

The Himalayan Birch is known for its striking white bark, which adds year-round interest to landscapes.

The Connection To Burton Constable

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