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Other common names
Himalayan birch 'Doorenbos' Himalayan birch 'Snow Queen'
Betula utilis 'Snow Queen' Betula utilis var. jacquemontii 'Snow Queen'
Betula 'Snow Queen'
Betula can be deciduous trees or shrubs, usually colouring well in autumn and often with striking white, pink, or peeling brown bark; separate male and female catkins open before or with the leaves in spring
'Doorenbos' is a medium-sized deciduous tree with ascending branches forming an oval crown; bark clear white on trunk and branches. Leaves ovate, turning yellow in autumn. Male catkins to 15cm in length
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect North-facing or East-facing or South-facing or West-facing
Exposure Sheltered or Exposed
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
SoilSand, Clay, Chalk, Loam
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Higher than 12 metres
wider than 8 metres
Time to ultimate height
Will grow in wide range of situations
Propagate by softwood cuttings or grafting
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Low Maintenance
Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning Pruning group 1
Pests Sawfly/sawflies, aphids and leaf miners may be a problem
Mildew and a rust may be a problem
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