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Trinity College

Betula utilis jacquemontii

Trinity College features the bright white bark associated with Himalayan birch trees (Betula utilis), but it is smaller and more upright than most others of this species - likely to reach 6m after 10 years - making it a good choice for smaller gardens.

The stem turns white from a young age, and the tree grows with an upright graceful form.

Trinity College birch trees for sale

  • 2-year pot-grown tree £65.00
    In a 12L pot
    Very large size (4m-7m after 10 years)
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History

Trinity College was grown from seed planted at Trinity College, Dublin.

Trinity College characteristics

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Attractive featuresAttractive tree / plantAttractive bark
  • Growth habitUpright
  • Height after 10 years5m-8m / 16ft-25ft
  • SunlightPrefers full sun
  • PruningDo not prune
  • Growth rateAverage
  • Site conditionsOccasional floodingOccasional drought
  • Leaf colourGreen
  • Leaf colour - autumnYellow
  • BarkWhite
  • Country of originIreland
  • Annual cycleDeciduous

Similar varieties

  • See also Edinburgh
    Betula utilis x Betula albosinensis
    Edinburgh
    Like Trinity College, Edinburgh is also a good choice for small gardens.
  • Betula utilis
    McBeath
    McBeath is an excellent alternative to Trinity College, with arguably superior white bark.
  • Betula utilis
    Moonbeam
    A good smaller form of the Himalayan birch.

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.

Betula Uti Trinity Collage birch tree