Young's Weeping Birch

Betula pendula 'Youngii'

SKU
01241
A most unusual small tree with very pendulous branches. The graceful mounding form beautifully displays the dramatic, weeping habit, and develops a noticeable trunk with age. A superior specimen or accent tree. Deciduous.
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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.
Companion PlantsRed 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

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