Youngii Weeping Birch

Betula pendula 'Youngii'

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Youngii Weeping Birch (Betula pendula 'Youngii') at Millcreek Nursery Ltd

Youngii Weeping Birch

Youngii Weeping Birch

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Height:  15 feet

Spread:  15 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  2a


Strong central leader with a rounded form and graceful irregular weeping branches. Leaves are green and very finely cut, turning golden yellow in the Fall. Use as a solitary focal point in garden designs.

Ornamental Features

Youngii Weeping Birch has dark green foliage throughout the season. The pointy leaves turn an outstanding yellow in the fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Youngii Weeping Birch is a dense deciduous tree with a rounded form and gracefully weeping branches. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This tree will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should only be pruned in summer after the leaves have fully developed, as it may 'bleed' sap if pruned in late winter or early spring. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Youngii Weeping Birch is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Youngii Weeping Birch will grow to be about 15 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 15 feet. It has a low canopy, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.

This tree does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Accent  Garden 
Fall Color  Plant Form  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features