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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

Description

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

Likes

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

Dislikes

  • Droughty or sandy sites

Insects

Bronze Birch Borer
Birch Leaf Skeletonizer

 

Disease

Generally disease free

Leaves

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