Betula utilis

Betula utilis
Betula utilis

Plant type

Medium trees

Common name
Betulla himalayana




  • Medium trees

    Sun Exposition

  • Half-shadow
  • Sun

    Leaf Persistance

  • Deciduous

    Crown Shape

  • Conical

    Flower Colour

  • Non significant

    Flowering Period

  • 04-April
  • 05-May
  • 03-March

    Climatic Zone

  • 5

    Continent of Origin

  • Asia

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Origin: China, Himalaya.

Botanical characteristics: It is an ornamental deciduous fast-growing tree, up to 20 mt high. Branches can grow from the base of the trunk. The bark peels off and it is orange-grayish white with horizontal lenticels. It has heart-shaped dark green pubescent leaves with doubly serrate margins that yellow in autumn. It is a monoecious plant with both male and female catkins in late April.

Agronomic and environmental characteristics: It adapts to any soil, including dry and calcareous ones.

Use: It is a plant for ornamental uses, which can be planted alone or in groups, in parks and gardens.