Betula utilis var. jacquemontii
Himalayan birch is a deciduous, monoecious tree up to 15 m in height, with spreading crown up to 7 meters wide. The shape of the crown is wide oval. Growing fast. The leaves are dark green, glossy, heart-shaped, and turn a bright yellow color in the fall. With age, the bark of the tree becomes snow-white. Flowering time is April. Flowers are inflorescences of catkins of green-yellow color, which are located at the ends of the branches. Fruits are small, winged nuts that ripen in September.
Prefers moist and moderately fertile soil. A full sun, but tolerates a slight shadow. The plant is characterized by high frost and wind resistance.