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YOUNG'S WEEPING BIRCH
Betula pendula 'Youngii'

Betula pendula 'Youngii' Betula pendula 'Youngii' Betula pendula 'Youngii'

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General Notes

Branches droop but resist breakage.

Family: Betulaceae

Additional Common Names

YOUNG'S WEEPING BIRCH, YOUNGII EUROPEAN BIRCH

Tree Characteristics

Upright Shape.

Has Deciduous foliage.

Height: 12 - 25 feet.

Width: 15 - 25 feet.

Growth Rate: 12 to 24 Inches per Year.

Leaves Elliptic, Green, Gold, Deciduous.

Flowers Inconspicuous. Brown. Flowers in Spring. Has separate male and female flowers on the same tree (monoecious).

Brown Winged Nut in a Cone, Medium (0.50 - 1.50 inches), fruiting in Summer.

Bark Striking, Black or Cream, Exfoliating or Smooth.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate to Moderately Dense in Leaf.

Shading Capacity Rated as out of Leaf.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 1 - 12 and 14 - 24.

USDA Hardiness Zones 3 - 6.

Exposure Full Sun.

Well Drained Soil.

Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.

Acidic Soil pH.

Salinity Tolerance is Moderate Inland.

Pests & Disease Information

Susceptible to Aphids, Leaf Miner and Borer, Canker and Leaf Spot.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Medium Weak

Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.

Special Uses & Values

Specimen or Shade Tree.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Betula pendula 'Youngii' Tree Record." 1995-2017. Nov 20, 2017.
< http://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/betula-pendula-youngii >

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