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Betula utilis Grayswood Ghost 1/2 std Clear Stem | Himalayan birch 'Grayswood Ghost' - 180-200cm, 15lt

Betula utilis Grayswood Ghost 1/2 std Clear Stem | Himalayan birch 'Grayswood Ghost' - 180-200cm, 15lt

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Betula utilis Grayswood Ghost is a beautiful vigorous, medium-sized tree with oval, conical crown and large, glossy, rich green leaves that turn bright yellow in autumn. It is well-known for its luminescent, silvery, ghostly-white, smooth bark and considered to be one of the whitest of all birches. The white bark fully develops after 8 years. Small, yellowish-brown male flowers in catkins emerge in early spring. Betula utilis Grayswood Ghost is easily grown in any type of soil, but prefers medium to wet, well-drained soils, in full sun or partial shade. It is resilient to a wide range of conditions. Great choice for cities and urban gardens since it can withstand air pollution. It is very hardy, suitable even for cold climates. Betula utilis Grayswood Ghost is a lovely, elegant birch tree with stunning white bark. It is perfect as a specimen plant or in beds and borders. Great for cottage, urban and informal gardens.
  • Common Name

    Grayswood Ghost Birch

  • Family


  • Type

    deciduous tree

  • Pot Size


  • Height (cm)


  • Native To


  • Flower

    yellowish-brown, male flowers in catkins

  • Foliage

    large, glossy, rich green leaves

  • Maturation period

    20–50 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height


Mature Width


Shape / habit

columnar upright, bushy, conical crown

Preferred Location


South–facing or North–facing or West–facing or East–facing, exposed or sheltered

Soil Type

acid, alkaline, neutral soil, full sun, partial shade

Soil moisture

moist but well-drained, well-drained

Growing Period




spring, summer, autumn



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    We will deliver your tree and plant it for you. Or 10 trees or a 100.

Arundel Arboretum is a shrub and tree retail nursery with over 40 years of experience.

About Us

During this time, we have developed a large stock of trees, mature evergreen shrubs, conifers, Japanese maples, cedars and olives. What sets us apart from a generic garden center is solid unwavering focus on trees and some bigger shrubs. You will find thousands of trees, hundreds of varieties and lots of experts who are working on the nursery and more than willing to help you to choose a plant for you.

What you will not find is hot tubs, garden furniture and plastic garden gnomes. In a nutshell, trees is what we know and trees is what we do, and only trees (and some shrubs to go with the trees).

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Arundel Arboretum Ltd Scotland Barn Chichester Road Arundel West Sussex BN18 0AD

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