Himalayan Silver Birch - Plant
Description for Himalayan Silver Birch
Birch trees are prized for their outstanding bark characteristics and their graceful delicate foliage. Numerous species and cultivars are used in landscapes, and almost all are distinctive in bark coloration, growth form, and susceptibility to certain insect pests.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Himalayan birch||Yellowish brown (male) and green (female)||April to May||30.00 to 40.00 feet||easy to grow|
Planting and care
Overhead wires - A common mistake is planting young trees under overhead wires. Remember that most birch trees growing in yards can reach 40-50 feet in height.
Avoid areas that are compacted or likely to become compacted, such as along trails or driveways. Remember, birch trees have a very shallow root system that can be easily damaged by soil disturbance.
|Full sun to part shade||well-drained soil||Medium to wet||-||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Himalayan Silver Birch
- select a growing site where the soil will remain cool and moist, but where the tree will also receive full sunshine on its leaves for much of the day.
- Avoid areas that are compacted or likely to become compacted, such as along trails or driveways.
- Birch trees do best on slightly acidic soils (pH 5.0 - 6.5).
- Most birch trees prefer moist but not wet soils.
Typical uses of Himalayan Silver Birch
Special features: White non-peeling bark that turns black as it ages.
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose
Medicinal use: They have anti-rheumatic, hypouricemic, antihydropic and slimming properties that have been proven.
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