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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.

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)
Next deliveries

Deliveries from September for pot grown and December for bare-rooted (where items shown in 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

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

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