Answer to the Front Page Picture of the Week Question
for Jan 18th - Jan 30th, 2006
This is Betula pendula, or weeping birch.
Weeping birch is hardy in USDA Hardiness Zones 2-7,
and native to Europe and Northern Asia. In the wild Betula pendula can reach up to 100 feet;
under cultivation this deciduous tree reaches only 60 feet. While the green and yellow foliage
displays of summer and fall can fill a small garden, the real interest is in the white bark.
You can view this Betula pendula in the Introduction Garden.