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Betula utilis Snow Queen | Himalayan birch 'Doorenbos' - 140-160cm, 10lt

Betula utilis Snow Queen | Himalayan birch 'Doorenbos' - 140-160cm, 10lt

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Betula utilis Snow Queen is one of the most popular varieties of birch trees. It’s a medium-sized, deciduous tree with a pyramid-shaped crown and ascending branches. Its snowy white exfoliating bark is stunning all year round. It is very similar to Betula jacquemontii except it gets its shinny white bark earlier in its life. Its leaves are ovate, dark green, turning bright yellow in autumn. Male flowers are yellowish-brown and appear in dropping catkins, while female are greenish and appear in upright catkins. Betula utilis Snow Queen can grow in any type of soil, even sand or clay, as long as it is moist and well-drained. It thrives in full sun or partial shade. It does best in cool northern climates. Does not tolerate heat and humidity. Himalayan Birch Snow Queen, with its highly ornamental white peeling bark, is an exceptional tree, perfect as a specimen plant or in beds and borders. Great for cottage and urban gardens.
  • Common Name

    Himalayan Birch Doorenbos, Himalayan Birch Snow Queen

  • Family


  • Type

    deciduous tree

  • Pot Size


  • Height (cm)


  • Native To


  • Flower

    male flowers yellowish-brown in dropping catkins, female greenish in upright catkins

  • Foliage

    ovate, dark green, bright yellow in autumn

  • Maturation period

    10-20 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height


Mature Width


Shape / habit


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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  • Free Delivery for online orders over £350

    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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