Betula pendula 'Youngii' at Hailey Park

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Betula pendula 'Youngii'
early September 2015

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Betula pendula 'Youngii'
late October 2015

Grid reference ST 14720 78936
Common name Weeping silver birch
Origin Europe & N. Asia
Deciduous Yes
Status Glamorgan Champion 2015
Height 6M September 2015
Girth 93cm September 2015
Reference 302

This tree is a few yards south west of the northerly playground.

Betula pendula 'Youngii' bark

Betula pendula 'Youngii' bark
September 2015

Betula pendula 'Youngii' foliage

Betula pendula 'Youngii' foliage
early September 2015

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Betula pendula 'Youngii' foliage with ripening seeds
early September 2015

General tree description

Betula pendula 'Youngii' is a weeping variety of the common Silver birch (Betula pendula). It has a slender trunk and thin, spreading branches. The bark is smooth and white, developing contrasting dark cracks and fissures with age. The leaves are exactly like the species - blue-green, sharply cut, diamond shaped, turning golden yellow in autumn. The flowers are greenish catkins that appear in spring.