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Fagus sylvatica 'Pendula'

Fagus sylvatica 'Pendula' - Weeping Beech - Photo courtesy of J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co.

Fagus sylvatica 'Pendula' - Weeping Beech - Photo courtesy of J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co.

More About Fagus sylvatica 'Pendula'

  • Dense, upright form with spreading, pendulous branches
  • Branching can extend horizontally, before drooping to the ground
  • Ovate to elliptic, dark green leaves in the summer
  • Foliage turns golden-copper in the fall

Zone:

5

Height:

10-15 m

Spread:

8-10 m
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Weeping Beech Growing and Maintenance Tips

This beautiful, large specimen with its erratic, weeping branches is a highlight in any landscape. Creative pruning and staking can be done to expose more of its irregular, growth habits, giving it more visual appeal. European beech thrives in a rich, moist, well-drained soil, in full sun or partial shade. 


Fagus sylvatica 'Pendula' Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Edible
Edible

Soil Moisture

Moist to Average
Well-drained

Growth Rate

Slow
Medium

Attributes

Deciduous
Fall Color

Habit

Weeping
Upright

Foliage Color

Green
Golden

Landscape uses

Specimen

 Suitable Substitutions for Fagus sylvatica 'Pendula'

Betula pendula 'Youngii'

Betula pendula 'Youngii'

Young's Weeping Birch