Fagus sylvatica f. pendula
Weeping European Beech
Fagus sylvatica 'Pendula'
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon:
- Like the species, but with drooping twigs.
- f. pendula includes a somewhat diverse group of weeping forms. According to Jacobson (1996, p. 205) this form has two general categories, mushroom and fountain forms. The mushroom form is squat and broad with several irregular leaders, tent-like, and becoming very wide, to 100 ft. The fountain form is narrow and very tall with drooping branches. Several selections within these categories have become named cultivars, for example 'Borneyensis' is a fountain form and 'Pendula' is a mushroom form. 'Pendula', which originated in a nursery in England sometime before 1836, is apparently also offered a 'Horizontalis', 'Tabuliformis' and 'Umbraculifera' (Jacobson, 1996).