Betula pendula Youngii

Youngs Weeping Birch

Estimated fully grown height 3-7m

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This birch tree originated in the early 1870’s and has been a garden favourite in the UK for many years. It forms a small to medium sized tree with a dome shaped crown. It has no defined leader so its trailing branches can easily be trained to drape graciously to the floor.

Betula pendula Youngii is sometimes produced as a top worked tree, with a graft at the top of the stem, however at Barcham we prefer to grow a structurally stronger tree from the base, drawing up the leader until we have formed a clean trunk which is able to support the crown as it develops to maturity.

Like all Birch trees, this one produces an attractive white bark and has a dense display of serrated triangle foliage which hangs delicately off the long, thin branches which eventually develop until they reach ground level. In the autumn time, the foliage turns a pretty golden yellow before falling.

This tree is a reliable performer, tolerating most soil conditions. Betula pendula Youngii is perfect for smaller gardens, where space is limited, as the ultimate size of it can be controlled by training into an umbrella shape at whatever height is the most desirable. It also makes a stunning centre piece in large lawned areas.

Mature height: 5-10m

Tree Specification

Tree Location
Mature Height
Blossom Colour
Foliage Colour
Looks good in
Fruit & Nut
Soil Type
Well drained, Will tolerate most soil types,
Autumn Colour
Good for waterlogged soil
Pleached Tree
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Delivery Guide

Barcham Trees are delivered using a local team of hauliers whom are well versed in transporting trees across the length and breadth of the UK. Our standard delivery is based upon sharing a delivery slot on one of our lorries and is calculated on a county by county basis.

Get a quote for delivery for your county here.

Free delivery is granted on the following order levels:
England, orders over £2,750
Wales, orders over £3,750
Scotland, orders over £4,750

Once you have completed your order online we will phone you to schedule in your delivery. On many occasions we are able to link in your order quickly but please allow up to 15 working days from the time of order to delivery as the worst case scenario.

Please note that all of our deliveries are made on Heavy Goods Vehicles, with our smallest available lorry generally being a 10 tonne vehicle. Deliveries are made to kerbside, or nearest reasonable access point and the lorry drivers are unable to move the trees once they are onsite.

For those of you ordering Instant trees, have special requirements or access limitations, please remember that throughout this process we are only a phone call away! Our experienced team of arborists are on hand to offer advice and can be contacted Monday to Friday between 9am - 5:30pm on 01353 720 950.

For further details of our delivery service and conditions, please visit our Delivery Service Advice page.