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Tristis

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.

Betula pendula

Tristis birch trees for sale

  • 2-year pot-grown tree £49.95
    In a 12L pot
    Medium size (2.5m-3.5m after 10 years)
    Out of stock

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

    • Awards:RHS Award of Garden Merit
    • Gardening skill:Beginner
    • Attractive features:Attractive barkAutumn foliage colour
    • Growth habit:Upright
    • Height after 10 years:3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
    • Leaf colour - autumn:Yellow
    • Leaf colour - summer:Green
    • Sunlight:Prefers full sunSome shade
    • Pruning:Do not prune
    • Growth rate:Average
    • Site conditions:Occasional droughtFree-draining site
  • Identification

    • Bark:White
    • Annual cycle:Deciduous

What will it look like?

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

Betula Pen Tristis silver birch