Young's Weeping Birch
Betula pendula 'Youngii'
Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
|Botanical Pronunciation||BET-ew-luh PEN-dew-luh YUNG-ee-eye|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing; reaches 8 to 10 ft. tall and 15 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Produces small catkins in spring.|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Cottage, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Firescaping/Fire Wise, Specimen, Very Wet Areas, Windbreak, Woodland Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Attractive Bark, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Fall Color, Tolerates Poor Soils, Tolerates Wet Soils, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.|
|Companion Plants||Red Twig Dogwood (Cornus); Chokeberry (Aronia); Sweet Flag (Acorus); Turtle Head (Chelone); Elderberry (Sambucus); Japanese Spurge (Pachysandra)|
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.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 2-7