30 years to reach maturity
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Himalayan Birch Overview
Betula utilis is a large, deciduous tree species in the Betulaceae family. Commonly known by the names Himalayan Birch and Indian Paper Birch, amongst others, this plant is native to the Himalayas. It has ornamental, white, pinkish or copper-brown papery, peeling bark. Foliage is dark green in colour and measures up to 12cm in length. This plant is termed monoecious as it produces both male and female flowers on the same individual plant. These flowers are either male or female and they are arranged in catkin structures, the males ones are long and coloured yellow-brown, appearing early in the spring. Capable of reaching 25m in height, this species is a very popular tree with its stunning white bark and tall slim shape.
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How to propagate Himalayan Birch
Softwood cuttings can be taken in the mid spring and early summer.
Seeds can be planted in mid-summer to late winter.
Propagation is by grafting in late winter.
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