Betula utilis subsp. utilis ‘Dark-Ness’

Betula utilis subsp. utilis ‘Dark-Ness’

Himalayan Birch 'Dark-Ness'


SKU: 205649


Family Betulaceae.
Originating from Bhutan.

A relatively new cultivar that was propagated from a tree originally collected in Bhutan, found growing in Ness Gardens, Wirral, UK. It has shiny, deep tan coloured bark with striking white markings called lenticels. The dense crown of dark green leaves is slender when the tree is young, broadening with age to a wide crown.

Height and spread after 5 – 6 years 3m x 1.5m
Semi mature Height and spread after 12 – 15 years if not pruned 6m x 4m
Potential mature size after 20 – 25 years 12m x 8m



Foliage type


Broad crown, Canopy forming wide crown

Light requirement


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