A graceful, medium to large, vigorous broadly conical tree with rough shoots and striking white bark. The bark is conspicuously marked with horizontal grey-brown bands that are creamy coloured when freshly exposed. Glossy green, finely toothed leaves, up to 7.5cm long turn yellow in autumn. Male catkins open in the spring.

Soil: Thrives in any well drained soil.

Aspect: Full sun or part shade.

Suitable Locations: Cottage or low maintenance gardens.

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