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Tristis Weeping Silver Birch Tree
Tristis is a more weeping variety of Silver Birch (Betula pendula). This tree is distinguished by its tall narrow stature, with pendulous twisting branches. Its white bark has balck fissures with age. Leaves are triangular to diamond shaped, bright green which turn yellow in autumn. It carries attractive greenish catkins.
Expect a final height of 6 m or 20 ft. The height you get depends on what type of garden you have. Imperial gardens grow trees in feet and metric gardens grow them in metres!
Our Tristis Silver Birch Tree is supplied at a height of between 1.5 and 2.0 metres in a 5-12 L container, which means that the tree can be planted any time of the year and with better results than either bare-root or rootballed trees.
The Tristis Weeping Silver Birch tree does not weep as a young tree. We do not mean that it is a tough nut and it does not cry at the Andrex puppy, X factor slow motion replays and other emotionally charged video but that it the Tristis will start to weep under the weight of its branches as it gets older. We cannot tell you when this will be as local weather conditions and soil will dictate growth and therefore weight. A measure we do not endorse is to tie bricks to the outer branches because it then looks like you are growing them and we would get flooded with requests for weeping brick trees.
As with most weeping trees, you can determine final height by allowing the tree to grow to the height you require and then cut the main trunk/stem. If you are going to restrict growth by keeping it in the pot and then planting it, you need to remember to feed every year. The larger the pot, the larger the tree will grow.
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What Our Customers Are Saying About Our Tristis Weeping Silver Birch Tree (Betula pendula `Tristis`)
Just to let you know that the tree has now been unpacked, it was my husband who had chosen a silver birch, and he is delighted. Thanks very much. Donna 0816
Hi,Thank you for your e mail . We received the tree (Weeping Silver Birch Tree) as arranged on Thursday in perfect condition. It is now planted and looking very happy. Your service has been brilliant and your sense of humour even better. I would definitely use your company again. Thanks, Caroline 0713
Received and they are in excellent condition. Thanks Andrew Green. 0613
Hello, Tree arrived in perfect condition and now planted. Very good level of service.Thanks Chris 1012
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Ornamental Tree Roots In The Shade e.g. Behind A Fence
It is more important that that foliage (posh term for leaves) receives the sunlight than the roots. So if the canopy of your ornamental tree can sunbathe but the bottom of your tree thinks there has been a nuclear winter then that is ok. You might want to ensure you have good drainage as water and no sun is the start of algae and other such issues.
Early Autumn Leaf Fall
Heat stress, being potted, lack of water, being boxed up for a few days etc can cause early Autumn leaf fall. Once planted, normal service will resume next season.
Do I Need To Stake My Ornamental Tree?
9 out of 10 times the answer will be no, especially if under 200cm tall. However our article on Tree Staking should help guide you.
UK Grown Ornamental TreesClimate Change
All our trees are banned from overseas travel so that we can state they are all UK grown. We have removed Internet access from the nursery so they cannot book any flights.
Warm and wet conditions from Climate Change have increased aesthetic foliage issues such as Powdery Mildew, Shothole, Rust etc These are not terminal issues and will usually last a season. All trees are inspected before being sent out to ensure they are fundamentally healthy. Planting In The Corner Of A Garden
Air and light is reduced in this location which could promote fungus and bacterial issues. If the corner is of the house and a fence then you also have leeching issues to contend with from cement and wood preservatives. Also when it rains, that area would experience higher water levels so we advise against it.
Water Logged Conditions
Willow, Alder, Birch and Poplar may help lower the water level so long as you do not have permanent standing water e.g. your local diving and sailing club meets on your lawn.
All our Betula are grafted onto Betula Alba Pendula rootstock.