The picturesque Weeping Beech, despite growing tall, can often be wider than it is heigh. This is due to its distinctive arched branches, growing laterally and often appearing out of the crown. Older trees regularly weep all the way to the ground and start to root again. Due to the dense and pendulous nature of the branches, stems of the Beech often can’t be seen at a distance, making the tree more beautiful with age. The Weeping Beech’s leaves, which are 5-10 cm in length, broad and ovate, change into a copper colour in winter before falling. The tree still looks attractive in this season due to its silvery trunk and branches. This tree is sensitive to frost and industrial pollution.
Ideal Conditions: Grows well in most soils, avoid coastal and exposed locations
Maximum Height: 20 metres