Weeping European Beech - Fagus Sylvatica Pendula

The Weeping European Beech is a cultivar of the tree species "Fagus Sylvatica". The "weeping" refers to the fact that the ends of the branches hang down in a limp "pendulum" sort of fashion. All weeping tree species variants have species names that end with the term "pendula". The Weeping Willow is probably the most famous of all weeping tree species.

The tree in this series of images is located in the Finch Arboretum near Spokane, Washington. The Finch Arboretum was established in 1949 and is comprised of 65 acres of land .
The image below is a 19th century illustration of the European Beech that is now in the public domain.


  1. Fagus is also one of my favorite species.

    It's often included in designs I draw - likewise another of my own choices.

    I'm curious to see how the wildlife enjoys it's seeds at maturity.

    M. D. Vaden
    Beaverton, Oregon

  2. When we moved into our new Pennsylvania townhouse in 1979 our weeping beech was about 3 feet tall. Now it is over two stories high and dominates our neighborhood. It is a beautiful specimen, despite that fact that it should never have been planted in front of a row of townhouses. We had a professionally pruned only once. How vigorously should it be pruned now and when?

  3. Two of these trees were planted in a park near my home. It's one of my favorite parks. The two trees were spaced close enough together as to "weep" together and form an archway to walk under. I was amazed that it wasn't all "buggy" like you would find under a weeping willow. It's very beautiful.

  4. Weeping European Beech is the second tree on this page, right? Is that the full name of that tree? I'd like to know, thanks everyone.

  5. the top three images are of the same tree which is the Fagus sylvatica pendula

  6. or Fagus sylvatica L. ´Pendula´