A colourful form of this Far Eastern species; the cream coloured papery bark naturally peeling off in strips to show warm pinkish-orange newer bark underneath. The branches tend to be less cream and more orange and the whole tree has striking horizontal lenticel banding on all bark surfaces. A naturally round headed birch with heavier lower branches than many. Will make a hardy medium sized tree for most soils. Originally collected in N. Honshu, Japan.