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BETULA pendula 'Youngii'
Common Birch, European White Birch, Silver Birch, Young's Weeping Birch
Young's weeping birch's branches are slender and very pendulous without a leading stem. This is a medium-sized tree at maturity. Bark is brown on immature branches becoming white with black fissures as the tree grows. Pendulous flowers, called catkins, are notable in the spring on naked branches. Fall color is not dependable.
Young's weeping birch is beautiful as a specimen in a lawn or at the edge of woodlands, especially in front of dark evergreens. It's also beautiful along streams and ponds or by fences to create a picturesque pastoral scene. Grow in full sun in a fertile soil. It is often found grafted on a standard tree rootstock and is very prone to birch borer. Reduce susceptibility to borers by ensuring plant grows without drought or heat stresses.
7 - 1
2 - 7
A2, A3, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Full Sun, Partial Sun
15'-25' / 4.6m - 7.6m
20'-25' / 6.1m - 7.6m
Northern Europe, Russia/Siberia
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Green, Light Yellow
Light Yellow, Yellow Green
Feature Plant, Screening / Wind Break, Shade Trees, Street Trees
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