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Cutleaf Weeping Birch

**Note: This species is not recommended for planting within the City of Grande Prairie due to an extended outbreak of Bronze Birch Borer in the area**

Betula pendula 'Gracilis'

Zone 2


Growth Rate: Moderate

Height: 15 m (50 ft)

Spread: 7 m (23 ft)

Life span: 30-50 years

Why Plant It?

  • Features white, peeling bark and pendulous, 'weeping' branches
  • Excellent specimen tree for a larger yard


  • Full sun
  • Moisture; will tolerate standing water for short periods


  • Droughty or sandy sites


Bronze Birch Borer
Birch Leaf Skeletonizer



Generally disease free


Cutleaf Weeping Birch

Distinctive Characteristic

Long trailing branches are this tree's most distinctive characteristic

Cutleaf Weeping Birch

Last updated: 9/27/2017 11:18:35 AM