Weeping European Beech ( Fagus sylvatica var. Pendula )
Height : 2 m to 20 m included
Origin : Central Europe
Environment : in full sun or partial shade; from 600 to
1800 m altitude; on deep, fresh, well-drained soils
Climate : temperate, mild
The Weeping European Beech is a decorative variety of the common European Beech. The leaves look the same, but they are hanging down from the bent-down twigs. There is also an Atropurpurea variety with deep purple coloured leaves, which is more tolerant of low altitudes. The Weeping European Beech does not adapt well to plains and to dry soils. In city parks, it is often planted near lakes.