Betula jacquemontii

Whitebarked Himalayan Birch

Boething Treeland Farms grows over 1,200 varieties of trees, shrubs, perennials and specialty plants on ten California nurseries to serve the wholesale landscape and nursery industries throughout the Western United States and beyond.

Plant Type: Trees

Evergreen-Deciduous: Deciduous

Overall Mature Size: Medium

Mature Height & Spread: 50-60' x 30'

Natural Growth Habit: Upright

Native To: Asia

Exposure: Full Sun

Water: Medium Water

Flower Color: Insignificant

Bloom Time:

Special Features: Attractive Bark / Attracts Birds/Butterflies / Cold Hardy / Desert Conditions / Fall Color / Intermountain Conditions

Container Sizes: #15, 24" Box, 36" Box

Sunset Garden Zones: 3-11, 14-17

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone: 5

A Bit More

Betula jacquemontii, also known as Himalayan Birch, has the most brilliant white bark of all the Birch trees.  Plant Betula away from patios or parking areas, as they often attract aphids that don’t really bother the tree, but drop sticky honeydew that can be unpleasant to deal with.  Roots also tend to be on the shallow side, so Himalayan birch is best planted away from high traffic areas.  Those things aside, Betula jacquemontii has some resistance to the birch borer beetle, and thrives in lower elevation soil that might be too wet for other species.  Whether the graceful pyramidal form is covered by the shimmering leaves of spring and summer, or the white lacey branch structure gets its chance to shine in autumn and winter, this tree is a visual treat.

A Bit More

Betula jacquemontii, also known as Himalayan Birch, has the most brilliant white bark of all the Birch trees.  Plant Betula away from patios or parking areas, as they often attract aphids that don’t really bother the tree, but drop sticky honeydew that can be unpleasant to deal with.  Roots also tend to be on the shallow side, so Himalayan birch is best planted away from high traffic areas.  Those things aside, Betula jacquemontii has some resistance to the birch borer beetle, and thrives in lower elevation soil that might be too wet for other species.  Whether the graceful pyramidal form is covered by the shimmering leaves of spring and summer, or the white lacey branch structure gets its chance to shine in autumn and winter, this tree is a visual treat.