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Betula pendula/European Weeping Birch

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Scientific Name: Betula pendula
Common Name: European Weeping Birch
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6 Determine Your Zone
Height: 30-50 feet
Spread: 15 - 20 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Brown
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: High
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants that Attract Birds
Comments: Bronze birch borer a serious problem on this species. Mulching the roots is beneficial to this tree. Has yellow fall color. Male and female parts on same tree, but in separate flowers. Neither flower nor fruit is very showy. Fruit attracts birds. White bark interesting year round.