Betula utilis 'Jermyns' - established tree
  • Betula utilis 'Jermyns' - close up of bark
  • Betula utilis 'Jermyns' - established tree

Betula utilis 'Jermyns'

£35.00

Betula utilis var. jacquemonti 'Jermyns' is a fine Himalayan birch, named after Jermyns House, around which has been created the superb Hillier Arboretum by the late Sir Harold Hillier.

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A fine cultivar, named after Jermyns House, around which has been created the superb Hillier Arboretum by the late Sir Harold Hillier. It is a vigorous, medium sized tree with mahogany coloured young branches that turn dazzling-white with long horizontal lenticels as the peeling bark matures.

Also Betula utilis var. jacquemonti 'Jermyns' has regular displays of very long catkins in early spring, in a warm sheltered garden these can be 10+ cm long.


  • Position: Full sun or light, dappled shade.
  • Soil: Any fertile soil.
  • Hardiness: Hardy.
  • Rate of Growth: Vigorous (moderate if grown as a multi-stemmed tree)
  • Habit: Betula utilis var. jacquemonti 'Jermyns' grows to be a medium sized, slender tree.
    • Height: 15 - 20 m (50 - 65 ft)
    • Spread: 8 - 10 m (32 ft)

Data sheet

How Much Sun
Partial or Dappled Shade, Full Sun
Mature Size
Tree - Medium (20 - 50 ft tall), Tree - Large (over 50 ft tall)
Growing Conditions
Soil Type: Acid, Soil Type: Most Soils (not to fussy), Soil Type: Dry / Sandy, Special: Windy & Exposed
Special Features
Catkins, Ornamental Bark / Colourful Winter Stems

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