Betula utilis ‘Nepalese Orange’ (Himalayan Birch tree)
A fine ornamental tree with superb bark, slender growth and light shade. Betula utilis ‘Nepalese Orange‘ has a rich orange bark, with very noticeable horizontal bands of lenticels and very soft blooming. A very attractive and unusual utilis.
The glossy, smooth bark peels freely in sheets and scrolls; particularly effective when backlit by the low winter sun. As a species, Betula utilis are beautiful and much under-rated trees.
Height: 9-15 metres, lightly spreading crown.
Source: Central Nepal.
Not suitable for very frosty or exposed areas.