Betula utilis jacquemontii Jermyns
- Height 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
'Jermyns' is one of the best forms of the popular Himalayan birch Betula utilis jacquemontii, growing vigorously and featuring a bright white stem.
The large catkins are also characteristic of this variety.
Betula utilis jacquemontii 'Jermyns' was identified as a new variety at the Hillier Nursery in Hampshire, UK, in the 1960s, having been imported from a Belgian nursery.
Jermyns trees for sale
2-year Jermyns tree - in a 12L pot
What will it look like?
Illustrative example of a pot-grown tree of this variety as supplied.
(Approx. girth: 6/8).
Trees should reach their mature height after about 10 or more years.
Leaves may not be present during winter, and we may prune some shoots to fit the delivery carton. Size may vary during the season and between batches.
The container (if supplied) is only used for transporting the tree, which should then be planted out in the garden or in a much larger patio planter (not all species are suitable for patio planting).
How to grow
The white stem which is the key feature of this form of Betula utilis jacquemontii only becomes apparent as the tree matures.
- Attractive features:
- Height 10 years:
3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
- Growth rate:
- Site conditions:
- Hardiness rating (RHS):
H6 (to -20C)
- Annual cycle:
RHS Award of Garden Merit
Betula utilis jacquemontiiSilver Shadow
Silver Shadow is one of the loveliest of the Himalayan birches, notable for its presence and pure white stem.