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YOUNG'S WEEPING BIRCH
Betula pendula 'Youngii'
Branches droop but resist breakage.
Additional Common Names
YOUNG'S WEEPING BIRCH, YOUNGII EUROPEAN BIRCH
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." 1995-2018. Apr 19, 2018.
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