Betula utilis var. jacquemontii 'Silver Shadow'
Has a conical crown and clear-white bark on the trunk and branches. Oval leaves are dark-green and drooping, turning yellow in autumn. Male catkins conspicuous in early spring.
10 Year Size
Taxonomy and Etymology
Family: Betulaceae, birch family, a family of deciduous, nut-bearing trees and shrubs.
Genus: Betula, betula (Latin, noun), meaning 'birch tree'. Commonly known as birch, a genus of deciduous trees and shrubs.
Species: Betula utilis, ūtilis (Latin, adjective), meaning 'useful', believed to be in reference to the usefulness of the species' paper-like bark for writing texts in ancient times.
Variety: Betula utilis var. jacquemontii, jacquemontii (Latinised), named in honour of the French botanist and geologist, Victor Jacquemont (1801 - 1832).
Cultivar: Betula utilis var. jacquemontii 'Silver Shadow'
Common Name: Himalayan Birch
Description and Features
Description: Has a conical crown and clear-white bark on the trunk and branches. Oval leaves are dark-green and drooping, turning yellow in autumn. Male catkins conspicuous in early spring.
Soil Type: Clay soils, Poor draining soils
Winter Foliage: Deciduous