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Betula pendula 'Youngii'


Betula pendula 'Youngii' (Betula pendula 'Youngii')

Weeping birch in January sun



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how old is the tree Sheila? It has a beautiful umbrella form. And snowdrops too, nice.

4 Feb, 2011

 

lovely shape!

4 Feb, 2011

 

Yes a great shape, have you got a picture of it in full leaf Sheilabub?

5 Feb, 2011

 

Many thanks all.

The tree is 30 years old, Bampy. OH trims the branches every so often, but hates mowing around the tree 'cos all the aphids fly out - but the birds love it!

I'm fairly sure I haven't got a "full leaf" pic, Tet . . . I didn't take many garden photos before I joined GoY - and there's a lot to live up to here. But I'll try to remember to take one for you in the Spring.

5 Feb, 2011

 

just glorious!

5 Feb, 2011

 

Is is slow growing or small? Love weeping trees of any kind.

6 Feb, 2011

 

i love them and have a weeping larch but i think they mostly need space around them to look their best - like this one does!

6 Feb, 2011

 

Lulu - I don't think this will get any bigger after 30 years. It's often recommended for small gardens.

6 Feb, 2011

 

I suppose it won't after 30 years!!! Lovely tree

7 Feb, 2011

 

im sorry to say i got bigger after 30 years but i dont look as nice as this tree.

7 Feb, 2011

 

As long as your'e not weeping StickiT!!

7 Feb, 2011

 

very good lulu ~ i have done plenty of that but now im on GoY im laughing!!!!

7 Feb, 2011

 

Oh yes, I see...how lovely! Needs a bit of space, but you have it! It shines red in the sunshine like a 'downy' Birch, which is one of my favourite trees. :)

3 Feb, 2013

 

I've not heard of a 'downy' Birch Karen . . . does it have another name?! I often like the things that you like :)

5 Feb, 2013

 

Common as muck Sheila and looks untidy as a specimen, but wonderful in a coppice. Betula pubescens, sometimes called white birch, which is a bit strange as the bark is red, but it does go white on more mature trees. It doesn't grow very tall, and the highlands are covered with it. Spectacular in the winter when the sun hits the reddish stems and you get a similar effect as Cornus, but not so bright. I really love them, and they will grow in boggy soil too, where they often become clothed with lichens and mosses.

5 Feb, 2013

 

Thanks Karen! Hope you're keeping warm . . . it's 3 degrees down here . . . but sunny at least.

5 Feb, 2013

 

its about 5 here sheila ~ just come up from london and for once its a touch warmer here ~ but not much in the wind!

5 Feb, 2013

 

You're right Sticki ~ that wind is bitter!

5 Feb, 2013

 

and yesterday was so lovely!

5 Feb, 2013

 

It was . . . and now it's snowing !!

5 Feb, 2013

 

We had snow overnight, and today I was out all morning in the snow and cold and got really cold hands by the time I got home! it was bitter and snowing hard where I was! Then I came home and the sun came out, so been quite a nice afternoon really. Will be so glad to see the back of this winter!

5 Feb, 2013

 

i cant believe it!

5 Feb, 2013

 

Turned to sleet here now . . . and I'm typing in fingerless gloves!

5 Feb, 2013

 

ooooh sheila! get a hot water bottle!!! or maybe some of those hand warmers!

its raining here.

5 Feb, 2013



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