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Tristis

Betula pendula

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 birch trees for sale

    Sorry we have not produced any trees of this variety this season.

    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

    • Gardening skillBeginner
    • Attractive featuresAttractive barkAutumn foliage colour
    • Growth habitUpright
    • Height after 10 years3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
    • SunlightPrefers full sunSome shade
    • PruningDo not prune
    • Growth rateAverage
    • Site conditionsOccasional droughtFree-draining site
    • Leaf colourGreen
    • Leaf colour - autumnYellow
    • BarkWhite
    • Annual cycleDeciduous

    What will it look like?

    Illustrative example of a pot-grown tree of this variety as supplied. Approximate girth: 6/8cm. We try to keep all pot-grown trees down to about 1.5m as supplied, but some may be larger. Trees should reach their mature height after about 10 or more years.

    Betula Pen Tristis silver birch