|Species:||Betula utilis D. Don|
|Italian common noun:||Himalayan birch|
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.
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