Scientific Name: Betula utilis var. jacquemontii
Common Name: Jacquemont birch
Family Name: Betulaceae
Origin: South Asia / India
Hardiness Zone: Zone 7: (-18 to -12 °C)
Plant Type: Tree - deciduous
Mature Size: 15 - 22m x 7 - 10m (height x width)
Habit: Stiffly upright
Form: Oval - vertical
Texture: Medium
Landscape Uses: Specimen plant
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Alternate, Soft flexible, Glabrous, Ovate, Serrate
Flowers: Catkin (ament), Green-yellow, Apr-May
Fruit: Samara, Brown, Jun-Sep-Oct
Key ID Features:
Leaves alternate, ovate, most blades 8-10cm long x 4-5cm wide, margins serrate, petioles 2-3cm long. Winter ID: exfoliating white bark with orange underneath; lateral buds conical, 9-13mm long x 3-4mm wide; terminal immature male catkins about 3cm long x 4-7mm wide.