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Betula pendula - 'Youngii' (Weeping Birch)

Type Tree, Deciduous
Form Weeping or Cascading Foliage, Architectural Form
Size Small Tree (1.5 to 3m height)
Colours Medium green Foliage
Care Low/Easy Maintenance
Hardiness Very hardy
Growth Slow Growing Plant
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Betula pendula - Cultivation Notes

Birch will grow on a variety of soils from dry sandy soils to heavy clays. Birch is especially tolerant of free draining sandy soils, and is fully hardy. Birch will not tolerate is heavy shade, being a woodland edge tree.

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Betula pendula:

  • Ornamental winter bark / tracery
  • Provides valuable winter interest
  • Architectural plant – ideal as a ‘stand out’ plant
  • Attractive form or foliage for all year interest

Weaknesses of Betula pendula

  • Will not tolerate exposed, cold or hot and sunny locations
  • Does not produce showy attractive flowers

Design & Plant Use for Betula pendula:

  • Added winter interest from attractive bark or stems
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Common Missspellings: Betulla, Betylias, Betulia, Bettulia, Betyoula

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