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Betula jaquemontii - pollen allergy?

Can anyone advise on allergic reaction to Betula jaquemontii pollen? My husband is allergic to Betula pendula (common birch) pollen but I would like to plant jaquemontii - would this produce similar allergic reaction?

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,413
    edited October 2019
    My totally non-medical opinion is that, when it comes to allergies, birch pollen is birch pollen and if he’s allergic to one he’ll be allergic to both. 😞 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • shopesshopes Posts: 3
    Thanks for that, I fear you are probably right.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,413
    😢 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,907
    They are such nice trees, couldn’t you buy him some tablets, some eye drops  and a packet of paper  hankies. 😀
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,413
    Or get him a a pack of these for christmas 😷 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • yorkshireroseyorkshirerose North YorkshirePosts: 574
    Birch pollen is a well known allergen, and I empathise with your husband as I suffer runny eyes and sneezes when the pollen is around. However being exposed to it may eventually see the allergy diminish.
    My young grandson has severe allergies, one of which is grass pollen. His Consultant has advised limited, but regular, exposure to help build up his immunity - it works, he has not been as badly affected in recent months.
    A gardener's work is never at an end  - (John Evelyn 1620-1706)
  • shopesshopes Posts: 3
    thanks for all your posts- maybe my husband should just emigrate for 6 months of the year ;) 
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