Betula utilis ‘Nepalese Orange’ (Himalayan Birch tree)

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betula utilis 'Nepalese Orange'

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.