Tree with slightly pendulous branchlets. Bark papery and peeling, pale brown to white bloomed. Branchlets thin, hairless, few resin glands and small white resin dots, internodes angled. Leaves thick, more or less ovate, double-toothed, long pointed, vein pairs mostly 7-9, indented on upper surface. Female catkins 2-3 cm long; bracts with central lobe exceeding the lateral ones; early spring.
Known through the variety Betula albosinensis var. septentrionalis Gus. Schneid. .
Source: (1997). Betulaceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 2. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 1. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.