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Betula jacquemonti
Jacquemontii birch
Family: Betulaceae

Jacquemontii birch is a multi-stemmed deciduous tree growing about 50' tall. The branches grow upward and take a pyramidal shape. Leaves are 3" to 4" long and are heart-shaped with serrated edges. The summer foliage is a glossy dark-green color and autumn foliage is golden yellow. It has yellow- brown catkins. Jacquemontii birch adds a striking contrast to its seasonal foliage with its bright white peeling bark. It is often planted as a specimen tree and is commonly known for its beautiful white bark which is one of the whitest barks of the birches. Jacquemontii birch is native to the western Himalayas. They are fairly adaptable to different soils and conditions. They are tolerant of droughts as well as wet saturated soil. It's hardy in zones 5-9. Jacquemontii birch can be found on the library lawn in the quad.

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