Betula pendula Tristis

  • Height 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
  • Growth habit: Upright
  • Bark: White

A tall upright silver birch with pendulous weeping shoots which cascade down from its branches.

In autumn the serrated leaves turn yellow.

The bark is white, and becomes fissured as the tree ages.

Tristis trees for sale

Order now for delivery from 8th January - you can always request a Christmas gift certificate to give on the day.

Item
Height in 10 years
Price inc. VAT
Quantity
2-year Tristis tree - in a 12L pot
2.5m-4m tall after 10 years
£49.95

Prices include VAT if applicable.


What will it look like?

Illustrative example of a pot-grown tree of this variety as supplied. (Approx. girth: 6/8). Trees should reach their mature height after about 10 or more years.

Betula Pen Tristis silver birch


Leaves may not be present during winter, and we may prune some shoots to fit the delivery carton. Size may vary during the season and between batches. The container (if supplied) is only used for transporting the tree, which should then be planted out in the garden or in a much larger patio planter (not all species are suitable for patio planting).

How to grow

Like most silver birches Tristis is not fussy the planting situation - any sunny or lightly-shaded location will do. It is similarly versatile with respect to soil conditions, except it will not tolerate waterlogging.

Tristis characteristics

Growing

  • Attractive features: Attractive bark Autumn foliage colour
  • Height 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
  • Growth habit: Upright
  • Growth rate: Average
  • Vigour: Average vigour
  • Site conditions: Occasional drought Free-draining site
  • Sunlight: Prefers full sun Some shade
  • Useful for: Street / amenity Specimen planting
  • Hardiness rating (RHS): H7 (more than -20C)
  • Pruning: Do not prune
  • Gardening skill: Suitable for beginners

Identification

  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Leaf colour - young: Green
  • Leaf colour - autumn: Yellow
  • Annual cycle: Deciduous
  • Awards: RHS Award of Garden Merit
  • Bark: White