Pendulous Birch

The pendulous birch, or Betula pendula, is a cultivar of the silver birch known for its elegant weeping branches. Pendulous birches are prized for their ornamental value in gardens and landscapes, where they add a unique and graceful touch.

The Appearance

A medium-sized deciduous tree with a graceful, weeping form and slender branches. It has triangular, serrated leaves that turn yellow in autumn.


The Produce

These catkins are pendulous, meaning they hang downward, and they appear in spring.


The Flowers

Produces small, yellowish catkins in spring.


The Leaves

Each leaf is roughly triangular to diamond-shaped with a pointed tip.


The Bark

The bark is white and peels away in thin, papery strips, revealing a smooth surface underneath.


The Habitat

Prefers well-drained soils and full sun. Commonly found in gardens, parks, and along streams.


The Ecology

Provides habitat and food for various wildlife, including insects and birds. The bark and leaves are used by various species for shelter and food.


The Culture

Valued for its ornamental bark and graceful, weeping form. Often planted in gardens and parks.


Fun Facts

The Pendulous Birch is known for its striking white bark and weeping branches, adding year-round interest to landscapes.

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