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Fagus sylvatica 'Pendula'

Weeping Beech

Beech

Comments

An incredible accent tree with smooth gray bark and lovely weeping branches; glossy green leaves throughout the season turn to copper in fall; a most stately specimen;particular about growing conditions, requires rich soil and significant moisture

Description

An incredible accent tree with smooth gray bark and lovely weeping branches; glossy green leaves throughout the season turn to copper in fall; a most stately specimen;particular about growing conditions, requires rich soil and significant moisture

Landscape Attributes

Weeping Beech is a dense deciduous tree with a rounded form and gracefully weeping branches. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Weeping Beech is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Accent;Shade

Planting & Growing

Weeping Beech will grow to be about 50 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 50 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 4 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live to a ripe old age of 120 years or more; think of this as a heritage tree for future generations!

Light Requirement:

full sun

full sun

Moisture:

average to moist

Cold Hardy to Zone:

5a

Height(inches):

Spread:

Soil pH:

Soil Type:

50 feet

50 feet

Deer Resistant:

true

Fall Color

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