A pure white hybrid form of the Himalayan Birch. Much sought after for its stark white bark, peeling in parchment-like sheets which are orange-buff beneath. The ghostly effect is particularly impressive in the winter or when grown against a dark background.
Betula utilis ssp. jacquemontii ‘Inverleith‘ is a well-known cultivar, with reliably white bark from a young age and vigorous growth.
Height: 9-15 metres, moderately spreading crown.