Morris Arboretum

Morris Arboretum

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Plant Collection

Weeping European beech
Fagus sylvatica f. pendula

Catalogue No. 1932-0409*A
Height: 60 feet
Spread: 90 feet
DBH: 2.8 feet

Horticultural variety, native to Europe. Walk inside the curtain-like ring of branches and you will be transported into a small green world. Planted before 1909 by the Morrises the branches of this beech have "wept" down and formed roots where they touch the ground. As the branches form roots, they sprout upwards, and the tree has formed new rings of trees and is marching outward as the center ages and decays.

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Alerts & Updates

Please be advised that the Rose Garden is closed on Thursday mornings for maintenance.

Please note that weather conditions can change quickly, check back or call (215) 247-5777 before heading out for a visit.

Weather conditions may limit garden access to certain features even if the garden is open – please check the web site or call (215) 247-5777 for updates before visiting. Our visitors’ safety in the garden is our top priority. Therefore when inclement weather is predicted, we will make decisions about closing the garden accordingly.