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Moonbeam

Betula utilis

The white bark of the Himalayan birch (Betula utilis) is highly prized but even in the UK climate trees of this species can achieve 6m or more. If space is limited then Moonbeam is a good choice - it has the characteristic bright white bark, but is distincly smaller, and unlikely to get larger than about 4m by 3m in the longer term.

Moonbeam birch trees for sale

  • 2-year pot-grown tree £81.00
    In a 12L pot
    Large size (3m-5m after 10 years)
You can now pre-order for next season.

Moonbeam characteristics

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Attractive featuresAttractive tree / plantAttractive barkAttractive foliageAutumn foliage colour
  • Growth habitUpright-spreading / Vase
  • Height after 10 years3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
  • SunlightPrefers full sun
  • PruningDo not prune
  • Growth rateSlow
  • Site conditionsSheltered siteOccasional floodingOccasional drought
  • Flowering monthMarch
  • Leaf colourGreen
  • Leaf colour - autumnYellow
  • Leaf/Flower sequenceLeaves and Flowers appear together
  • BarkWhitePeeling
  • Country of originUnited Kingdom
  • Annual cycleDeciduous

Similar varieties

  • See also Edinburgh
    Betula utilis x Betula albosinensis
    Edinburgh
    Edinburgh is an upright form of the silver birch, discovered in the Edinburgh Botanic Gardens.
  • Betula utilis
    McBeath
    A slow-growing Himalayan birch with a bright white stem, a good choice for small gardens.
  • Betula utilis jacquemontii
    Trinity College
    A small attractive birch tree with bright white bark from a young age.
  • Betula ermanii
    White Chocolate
    A small fast-growing birch tree with bright white bark.

What will it look like?

Illustrative example of a pot-grown tree of this variety as supplied. Approximate girth: 6/8cm. We try to keep all pot-grown trees down to about 1.5m as supplied, but some may be larger. Trees should reach their mature height after about 10 or more years.

Betula Moonbeam himalayan birch tree