Young's Weeping Birch; European White Birch
Form and Growth Characteristics: Plant Type - TreeGrowth Rate - 12" or less per yearMature Height - 12-20'Mature Width - 15-25'Longevity -
Ornamental Characteristics: Flower - Staminate, 1.5-3.3" long. Usually in 2's, sometimes singly or in 3's.Fruit - Small nutlet, produced in 0.75-1.25" long by 0.33" wide, cylindrical catkins, shed in fall.Leaf - Fall Color - poor yellow or yellow greenBark - Brownish in youth, changing to white on larger branches and with time developing black fissured areas.Other Features - Branches are slender and perfectly pendulous, without a leading stem.Possible Use - Season Of Interest -
Culture and Care: Care Requirements - Transplants readily in spring; does best in moist, well-drained, sandy or loamy soil but tolerates wet or dry soils; more pH tolerant than B. nigra; should be pruned in summer or fall as pruning in late winter or early spring causes excessive bleeding.Native Habitat - Originated in England about 1873.Diseases and Insects - None serious.Strength - Weakness -Plants of this taxon:
Find Related Plants:- Other plants with the common name Birch.- Other plants of the family Betulaceae.- Other plants of the genus Betula.- Other plants of the species Betula pendula.