Betula utilis 'var. jacquemontii'
Height: 30 feet
Spread: 25 feet
Hardiness Zone: 5a
Other Names: White Bark Birch
A rare and ornamental birch tree with smooth, unbelievably white bark, a shapely habit of growth and good fall color; susceptible to insect attacks, somewhat particular about growing conditions; a spectacular accent tree for the right locations
Whitebark Himalayan Birch has dark green foliage throughout the season. The pointy leaves turn an outstanding yellow in the fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant. The smooth white bark is extremely showy and adds significant winter interest.