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Jacquemontii Birch Tree Betula jacquemontii

Other Common Name(s):

Previously known as:

  • Betula utilus var. jacquemontii
Phonetic Spelling
BET-yoo-luh jack-MONT-ee-eye
Description

This plant has pure white bark and non-showy flowers.

It is not heat tolerant, susceptible to bores, has shallow roots, and short-lived. However, it casts a light shade into the area it is planted in so would be a great tree for a shade garden. This plant prefers full sun and moist, well-drained soil.

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#sun#deciduous#fall color#yellow#full sun#white bark#tree#winter interest#birch#provides shade
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#sun#deciduous#fall color#yellow#full sun#white bark#tree#winter interest#birch#provides shade
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Betula
    Species:
    jacquemontii
    Family:
    Betulaceae
    Dimensions:
    Height: 30 ft. 0 in. - 50 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 20 ft. 0 in. - 35 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Tree
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
    Oval
    Pyramidal
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Description:
    Flowers are not showy.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    This plant has 2- to 3-inch, alternate, and simple leaves that turn a bright yellow fall color.
  • Bark:
    Bark Color:
    Light Gray
    White
    Surface/Attachment:
    Peeling
    Bark Description:
    Pure white bark
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Shade Garden
    Winter Garden