| It is a small, well-behaved tree, quite slow growing but eventually reaching 15m in height, and 7.5m wide. The small, oval toothed leaves are dark green, before taking on the autumnal hues and dropping.|
It is quite tolerant of most soils; it does need some moisture, but dislikes waterlogged conditions, and is happiest in full sun, but tolerates partial shade.
Betula utilis var. jacquemontii can be used as a single specimen tree, or a group looks lovely planted at the end of a garden. Several different selections are also available, including 'Silver Shadow', 'Inverleith', 'Jermyn's', 'Doorenbos' and 'Grayswood Ghost'.