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Jermyns

Betula utilis jacquemontii
Jermyns has received the RHS Award of Garden Merit

'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.

Jermyns birch trees for sale

  • 2-year pot-grown tree £61.00
    In a 12L pot
    Large size (3m-5m after 10 years)
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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.

History

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 characteristics

  • AwardsRHS AGM (current) 1993
  • Attractive featuresAttractive bark
  • Height after 10 years3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
  • PruningLight prune
  • Growth rateFast
  • Site conditionsOccasional drought
  • Annual cycleDeciduous

Similar varieties

  • Betula utilis jacquemontii
    Silver Shadow
    Silver Shadow is one of the loveliest of the Himalayan birches, notable for its presence and pure white stem.

What will it look like?

Illustrative example of a pot-grown tree of this variety as supplied. Approximate girth: 6/8cm. Trees should reach their mature height after about 10 or more years.

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