Young's Weeping Birch - serpentine form Leaf
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Young's Weeping Birch - serpentine form Leaf
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Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 2-7
  • Spacing: As Desired
  • Exposure: Sun/Part Shade
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
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Young's Weeping Birch - serpentine form

Betula pendula 'Youngii'

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Young’s Weeping Birch is a natural stunner, but our Serpentine Form Young’s Weeping Birch takes it up a notch! Not only does this fantastic ornamental tree have the same cascading branches, fluttery leaves, and bright white bark as the original, but it also sports an S-shaped trunk for extra whiplash potential! This fun and funky Dr. Seuss tree in your landscape will tell the world you’re still a kid at heart. Plant it in your entryway garden to show your whimsical side to those who come to your door, or let the guests you invite to your patio discover it when they step into the backyard.

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 2-7
  • Spacing: As Desired
  • Exposure: Sun/Part Shade
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
  • Show more ›

Recommended by Our Growers

The Story

Young’s Weeping Birch is a form of Silver Birch, a wide-ranging small tree native throughout Northern Europe. This weeping form was discovered during the 19th Century in England and has been a hit ever since. We give this old favorite a twist—literally—by shaping it into an artistic serpentine form. Tree shaping is an ancient craft in which humans and nature collaborate to create a unique work of art. Trees treated this way are trained when young and flexible. The process may take several seasons of careful, painstaking work, but the result is a one-of-a-kind masterpiece!

The Details

As if this tree didn’t have enough alluring features to make the other trees jealous, Young’s Weeping Birch also has pretty yellow fall color to light up your landscape! The bare branches in winter are nice, too. Without their covering, you can see every twist and turn.

How to Grow

Young’s Weeping White Birch is a fast-growing tree that prefers full sun but will tolerate a bit of shade. Mulch to keep the roots cool and moist. Like some other Birches, pests can be a serious issue with this one. Birch leaf miners can damage trees by feeding from within the leaves; trails visible on the leaves will reveal their presence. Bronze birch borers feed inside the trunk and can eventually kill a tree. The best and safest way to prevent these problems is with good cultural practices that enable the tree to develop a strong immune system. Using the Bower & Branch™ Water Element and our Soil Enhancer and Fertilizer Element will help keep your tree healthy and thriving, and borers don’t attack healthy trees—only stressed ones.

More Info

Cold Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 2
Heat Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 7
Exposure Sun/Part Shade
Avg Mature Height As Trained
Avg Mature Width As Trained
Spacing As Desired
Growth Rate Medium
Leaf Color Green
Fall Leaf Color Yellow
Flower Color Tan
Flower Time Spring
Cary Award Winner No
PA Gold Medal Award No
Attractive Bark Yes
Attracts Birds Yes
Attracts Butterflies No
Attracts Hummingbirds No
Attracts Pollinators No
Deer Resistant Yes
Drought Tolerant No
Dry, Poor Soils No
Edible Fruit No
Fragrant No
Groundcover No
Hedge/Windbreak No
Native No
Salt Tolerance/Seashore No
Seasonal Cut Branches No
Shade Tolerance Yes
Showy Flowers No
Specimen Yes
Urban Conditions No
Utility Line Trees Yes
Wet Moist Soils No
Winter Interest Yes
Woodland Garden Yes
Decor/Craft Use No

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Young's Weeping Birch - serpentine form Leaf