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Betula pendula 'Youngii' (Young's weeping birch)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
8m
Max height
8m
Max spread
20-50 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Betula pendula 'Youngii'

Other names

Young's weeping birch

Genus

Betula Betula

Variety or Cultivar

'Youngii' _ 'Youngii' is a small-sized, dome-shaped deciduous tree with mid-green leaves turning yellow in autumn and weeping branches.


Betula pendula 'Youngii' is: Deciduous

Tree shape

Small weeping

Flower

Brown in Spring

Foliage

Green in Summer; Yellow in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Leaf-mining sawflies , Sawflies Aphids , Leaf-mining sawflies , Sawflies

Leaf spot , Birch rust Leaf spot , Birch rust

General care

Propagation methods

Grafting, Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Betula pendula 'Youngii' (Young's weeping birch) will reach a height of 8m and a spread of 8m after 20-50 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, Woodland, Low Maintenance, Wildlife

Cultivation

Grows well in a wide range of soils and situations.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Betula pendula 'Youngii'

Other names

Young's weeping birch

Genus

Betula Betula

Variety or Cultivar

'Youngii' _ 'Youngii' is a small-sized, dome-shaped deciduous tree with mid-green leaves turning yellow in autumn and weeping branches.

Foliage

Deciduous

Tree shape

Small weeping


Colour

Flower

Brown in Spring

Foliage

Green in Summer; Yellow in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Leaf-mining sawflies , Sawflies

Specific diseases

Leaf spot , Birch rust

General care

Propagation methods

Grafting, Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Betula pendula 'Youngii' (Young's weeping birch) will reach a height of 8m and a spread of 8m after 20-50 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, Woodland, Low Maintenance, Wildlife

Cultivation

Grows well in a wide range of soils and situations.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7

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We planted a Betula pendula 'Youngii, three years ago. It was suffering, becaus the tree was planted about 30 cm to deep, so the roots had very little water.

We planted a Betula pendula 'Youngii, three years ago. It was suffering, becaus the tree was planted about 30 cm to deep, so the roots had very little water. The tree became vine lice and a fungus,… read more

Betula Pendula Youngii

I have planted a Betula Pendula Youngii with the aim of creating a tree canopy which I can sit under when it has grown. How do I care for the tree so that it grows in this way. Do I need to prune the… read more

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