Weeping Silver Birch

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Betula Pendula ‘Youngii’

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  • Smaller dwarf version of traditional silver birch
  • Compact dome shape with cascading branches
  • Spectacular Autumn foliage color change
  • Known for great longevity and resilience
  • Size at maturity 2-4 meters
  • Graft height 1.8 meters


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A captivating focal point is created by the compact dome form and softly falling branches of the Weeping Silver Birch. Be mesmerised by the breathtaking changing of the foliage as autumn approaches. Its trendy aspect may be achieved through pruning, making it the perfect choice for contrasting underplanting. This tree is a wonderful gem for any garden, exhibiting exceptional longevity and steadfast endurance. Graft heights do vary, please let our helpful staff know your preference.


Product Specifications

  • Common Name: Weeping Silver Birch
  • Mature Height: 3 meters
  • Mature Width: 3 meters
  • Graft Height: 1.2-1.8 meters
  • Foliage: Mid green foliage
  • Form/Habit: Weeping, dwarf form
  • Uses: Feature tree / specimen tree
  • Evergreen/Deciduous: Deciduous
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Maintenance: Low, no need to prune, can prune to a “mop” shape if prefered
  • Soil: Most soil types, prefers well draining soil
  • Water Requirements: Low – Medium
  • Native: No
  • Planter Suitability: Medium, allow room for growth


Commonly Asked Questions

Do I need to prune Weeping Silver Birch?

No, you don’t; Weeping Silver Birch will grow naturally in a weeping dome shape. For an alternative look, you can give the plant a “haircut” into a cropped shape, ideal for contrasting underplanting.


Are Weeping Silver Birch easy to look after?

Extremely these plants are known for their great longevity and general resilience. Weeping Silver Birch is generally hardy and adaptable to various soil conditions. It prefers well-drained soil but can tolerate a range of soil types. It is also relatively low-maintenance.


How big does Weeping Silver Birch grow?

The “Youngii” is the dwarf version of the weeping silver birch; at maturity, these can achieve a width of 3m.