Betula utilis Snow Queen

Snow Queen is an excellent form of the Himalayan birch, with a pure white stem even from a young age.

The leaves turn yellow in the autumn.

We sometimes have Snow Queen available in a multi-stemmed form. These have three stems growing from the base, rather than the more usual single stem, and are useful for creating windbreaks and screening. (They are true multi-stem trees, not 3 separate trees planted in the same container).

Snow Queen trees for sale

Order now for delivery from 8th January - you can always request a Christmas gift certificate to give on the day.

Height in 10 years
Price inc. VAT
1-year Snow Queen tree - bare root
4m-7m tall after 10 years
Out of stock
2-year Snow Queen tree - in a 12L pot
4m-7m tall after 10 years
Multi-stem (Multi-stem) Snow Queen tree - in a 12L pot
4m-7m tall after 10 years
Out of stock

Prices include VAT if applicable.

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.

Betula Uti Snow Queen Multistem birch tree

We may also have 1-year bare-root trees of this variety - they are not shown here.

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

When planting multi-stem birch trees it is a good idea to support the young stems with a cane.

Snow Queen characteristics


  • Attractive features: Attractive bark Autumn foliage colour
  • Height 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
  • Growth habit: Upright-spreading
  • Vigour: Average vigour
  • Site conditions: Occasional flooding Occasional drought
  • Sunlight: Prefers full sun Some shade
  • Useful for: Open spaces Street / amenity Specimen planting
  • Hardiness rating (RHS): H6 (to -20C)
  • Pruning: Do not prune
  • Gardening skill: Suitable for beginners


  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Leaf colour - autumn: Yellow
  • Annual cycle: Deciduous
  • Bark: White