Betula Pendula 'Tristis' (Weeping Birch)
|Species||:||Betula Pendula Tristis|
|Common Name(s)||:||Birch,Lady of the Woods,Silver Birch,Weeping Birch|
|Seasons of Interest||:||Winter Interest|
|Mature Size||:||Medium to Large (15-20m)|
|Tree Type||:||Deciduous Broad Leaf|
|Tree uses||:||Cold Exposed Sites,Light Sandy Sites,Parkland Trees|
The well known Weeping Birch, with a habit which looks even more beautiful than usual in winter.
Introduced in 1867 this outstanding cultivar won the Award of Garden Merit in 2002.
It is a sight to behold in winter when its twiggy growth, supported on pendulous limbs, are shrouded in frost on a bright morning.
It space is restricted or for small gardens, Betula pendula Youngii should be chosen instead.
A most graceful and particularly beautiful tall tree, with slender, pendent branches.
Although a weeping birch, it maintains a central leader, and is excellent planted as a specimen.
Also good for wide verges and avenues, it grows well on most soils.
The bark matures to a decent white making this in our opinion one of the best tall weeping trees on the market.
Mature height: 20m