Carpinus betulus ‘Vienna weeper’

June 29, 2009

Vienna Weeper - 26 years old

Vienna Weeper - 26 years old

This particular cultivar of weeping european hornbeam is great for a larger garden as it really conveys an estate feel. ‘Vienna weeper ” is low branched and if left to grow on it’s own without pruning, it grows into a magnificent specimen about 18ft tall bt 25 ft wide in twenty-five years. The dome shaped habit looks great as a specimen or adjacent to a larger water feature. Winter interest is high, as the branch structure resembles a multitude of serpents twisting and twining themselves in some frenzy. Disease and insect problems have been non-existant over twenty years in the garden. The other weeping forms of weeping european hornbeams look quite a bit different and are not really substitutes for this look. Propagation is by grafting on species understock. Rate of growth is moderate.In NC, this tree performs well in both full sun to half day sun.

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