Snow Queen Birch Tree AKA Doorenbos
In our opinion, a much more attractive tree than Silver Birch. This is a medium-sized tree with spectacular, white, peeling bark in under three years, which contrasts well with the cinnamon-orange of the bark underneath. It has oval, dark green leaves that turn beautiful shades of golden yellow in the autumn.
It is such an amazing tree that the RHS has given it their Award of Garden Merit which would explain why it is popular in public parks and gardens. We definitely suggest you get one, from us that is, not from your nearest public park or garden, that would be midnight theft.
Snow Queen Sizing Options Explained
150+cm : Half Standard or Feathered, 7-15L Pot. Usually 150-200cm tall on arrival (predicted to be taller the longer you leave it!)
175+cm : A Feathered tree, usually in a 15-30L pot, can be handled by one average person.
180-240cm: Half Standard. 7-12L pot, 2-3 years old.
200+cm : A Feathered tree, usually in a 30-40L pot, can be handled by one reasonably fit person.
350+cm : A Feathered tree, usually in a 120-140L pot, can be handled by 2 average people.
400+cm : A Feathered tree, usually in a 140-180L pot, can be handled by 2 fit people with big egos.
Multi Stem 100-125cm: Usually delivered in a 5-12 litre pot, 2-4 years old
Multi-stem 150-175cm : 20-25L pot (aprox), Bush/multistem
Multi-stem 175-200cm : 25-35L pot (aprox), Bush/multistem
Multi-stem 200-250cm : 30-50L pot (aprox), Bush/multistem
Multi-stem 350-400cm : 50+L pot (aprox), Bush/multistem
Multi-stem 400-450cm : 50+L pot (aprox), Bush/multistem
Planting Betula Snow Queen AKA Doorenbos
It will be fine in most soil conditions except those in underground caves. It will tolerate chalky soils but is unlikely to reach full height. Some suggest it performs better in acidic soil so be careful where you spit out your Rennie tablets.
Tolerant of reasonably high wind conditions providing it is not described by the weather people as "storm", "hurricane" or "apocalyptic".
The Snow Queen is drought and wet-tolerant so for those confused by watering can operating instructions, this is a good tree for you. Wet tolerant means TEMPORARY very wet ground. If the RNLI have moored to your shed, that is not temporary.
General Information About Betula Snow Queen AKA Doorenbos
Planting two Betula Snow Queen together is much better for.......our sales figures.
If Ru Paul was into gardening he would go for Snow Queen because they are complete birches.
The Snow Queen is also known as Jacquemontii Dorenbos.
Expect a 10-year height and width of 9 x 3m but could go on to be as tall as 15m depending on local conditions. Manual pruning and/or keeping in a container will keep this height down. Although you can prune down, the Snow Queen is best left alone as they perform better without any regular or structured pruning.
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What Our Customers Are Saying About Our Snow Queen Birch Tree
Good afternoon Alan, Great timing, my trees arrived today and my patio got finished yesterday so perfect for me to now plan where I plant. All 3 trees *(180-240cm Copper Kettle, 200-300cm Snow Queen and Multi-stem snow Queen) are a brilliant size and although the single stem are nearly bare I can tell they are really healthy. Thanks for your help, Many thanks Issy Homan 151020
Great to hear from you. Your Betula Snow Queen trees are singing and currently trying to hide 3 trampolines in 3 gardens very near us and slightly uphill in our new garden on an estate called Bishops Park! So they look great and I think well, but they do miss the others back up at Trees Online. We are on clay, and every time I check out their moisture content it tells me ‘wet’ so I am not watering currently …. but used that root stuff and some soil improver around the planting. God I hope they work well. Hope all well up with you too! We are wondering about more trees, but haven’t much space …. All best Jenny 1018
The Snow Queen tree has just been delivered and is lovely thank you. I am most impressed as we have thick snow here and didn’t expect it to come today. Thank you for all your help. Regards, Vivien Knapman 0218
Hi Alan, The Snow Queen trees have now arrived, thanks. They were ordered for my dad. He has asked me to let you know that he is very pleased with them and also the service you gave. Many thanks Simon 0416
Hi Alan, The trees (Betula jacquemontii 'Snow Queen') ordered were for my better half’s Auntie who had asked me to trawl the internet to find this particular variety. Having visited a few different sites I felt most comfortable to order with your company. The cost of the trees seemed well priced and free delivery sealed the deal! The trees were delivered when promised and placed where asked, as there was nobody in at the time. The trees looked very healthy and were well packaged. The trees are now planted……….which I got commandeered to help with and so far, are doing just fine. I have kept your website as a short cut on my desktop as if we require any further items of this nature, would not hesitate in ordering from you again. Kind Regards, Mark 1214
My two (Betula Snow Queen) trees arrived this morning very well packaged & protected. I am very impressed & will definitely order more from yourselves soon. WOW so healthy & green too!Thank you! Sue Fry. 0514
Thank you for the beautiful (Snow Queen) tree - received today - really admire how it was packaged many thanks Dianne Wheeler 1012
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Tree Jargon Explained
Half Standard: Around 80-100cm clear stem.
Standard: Around 180-200cm clear stem.
Feathered: Branches for most of the trunk/stem length.
Multi-Stem/Bush: Very little or no clear stem. Multiple branching starting low to the ground.
Rootball: Dug from the field with roots intact i.e. no pot.
Pot: Plastic container that the tree was grown in.
Maiden: 1 year tree that has not been pruned.
Pleached: Foliage a square/rectangle flat shape wired to a bamboo frame with some clear stem.
Screen: Same as pleached but much less/no clear stem.
Multiple Order Discount
Orders over £750 for 150cm+ trees might be discounted by contacting us
Ornamental Tree Roots In The Shade e.g. Behind A Fence
It is more important that that foliage (posh term for leaves) receives the sunlight than the roots. So if the canopy of your ornamental tree can sunbathe but the bottom of your tree thinks there has been a nuclear winter then that is ok. You might want to ensure you have good drainage as water and no sun is the start of algae and other such issues.
Early Autumn Leaf Fall
Heat stress, being potted, lack of water, being boxed up for a few days etc can cause early Autumn leaf fall. Once planted, normal service will resume next season.
Do I Need To Stake My Ornamental Tree?
9 out of 10 times the answer will be no, especially if under 200cm tall. However our article on Tree Staking should help guide you.
Climate Change has increased aesthetic foliage issues such as Powdery Mildew, Shothole, Rust, frost damage etc These are not terminal issues and will usually last a season or less. All trees are inspected before being sent out to ensure they are fundamentally healthy and will bounce back.