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
2-year Tristis tree - in a 12L pot
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.
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.
- Attractive features:
Attractive bark Autumn foliage colour
- Height 10 years:
3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
- Growth habit:
- Growth rate:
- Site conditions:
Occasional drought Free-draining site
Prefers full sun Some shade
- Useful for:
Street / amenity Specimen planting
- Hardiness rating (RHS):
H7 (more than -20C)
Do not prune
- Gardening skill:
Suitable for beginners
- Leaf colour:
- Leaf colour - young:
- Leaf colour - autumn:
- Annual cycle:
RHS Award of Garden Merit