Young's Weeping Birch

Betula pendula 'Youngii'

Most unusual tree having very pendulous branches creating a graceful mound. Trained to best display weeping habit. Develops noticeable trunk with age. Superior specimen or accent. Deciduous. Full sun. Moderate growing to 10- to 15-foot umbrella-like crown and 15-foot width, larger with age. Grafted and tissue culture.
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Botanical PronunciationBET-ew-luh PEN-dew-luh YUNG-ee-eye
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 8 to 10 ft. tall and 15 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeProduces small catkins in spring.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower ColorYellow
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Cottage, Rustic
Growth HabitWeeping
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseFirescaping/Fire Wise, Specimen, Very Wet Areas, Windbreak, Woodland Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureAttractive Bark, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Fall Color, Tolerates Poor Soils, Tolerates Wet Soils, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
Key FeatureSmall, Graceful Tree

Thrives in deep, loamy, moist but well-drained soil amended with sand or gravel. Water deeply, regularly in first few growing seasons to establish an extensive root system. Once established tolerates periodic dry spells but prefers rich, fertile, evenly moist soils. Fertilize before new growth begins in spring.

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