Photos of Weeping Trees

Photographs of weeping trees which are commonly used to provide ornamental landscape beds with a special accent or highlight. Our photos include the popular Weeping Beech, Weeping Cherry, Weeping Hemlock, Weeping Larch, Weeping Norway Spruce, and Weeping White Pine.



Cedrus libani atlantica 'Glauca Pendula'

Weeping Blue Atlas Cedar
Grow in sun to partial shade. Branches are staked and trained to create the height and shape. Silver-blue needles on weeping branches. Only cold hardy to Zone 6.


Fagus sylvatica 'Purple Fountain'

Purple Fountain Beech
Slow, narrow, columnar growth to 35 ft. Excellent purple leaf color. Plant in full sun.


Fagus sylvatica 'Purpurea Pendula'

Weeping Purple Beech
Slow growth to 15 ft. Great branching interest and color splash!



Weeping Larch
Even though it appears to be an evergreen, the larch is actually deciduous, dropping its foliage in the winter.


Larix branch

Weeping Larch branch
Interesting branch and foliage pattern, especially as new growth expands in the spring. Watch for gypsy moth eggs.


Picea abies pendula

Weeping Norway Spruce
A hardy, evergreen weeper that gets broader than it does tall. Watch for spider mites.


Picea glauca 'Pendula'

Weeping White Spruce
Narrow, upright growth with weeping branches and grayish-green foliage. Prefers full sun.


Picea pungens glauca 'Procumbens'

Weeping Blue Spruce
Excellent silver blue color and weeping form. Remains low and spreading without staking. Displays best when planted so it can weep over a wall.


Pinus strobus 'Pendula'

Weeping White Pine
An attractive evergreen specimen with an irregular shape. Moderate to fast growth. Height and spread to 20 ft.


Prunus subhirtella 'Pendula'

Weeping Cherry
Graceful long pendulous branches covered with pink flowers in the spring. Needs space to widen and weep. Flowers: Single and double flowered varieties. Double flowered variety shown in bottom photo.

From Sandy's Tree Tips

Q. My weeping cherry tree has a lot of growth that is growing straight up, rather than weeping. Can I weigh them down with something to get them to weep?

A. Weeping cherries are grafted onto a cherry rootstock. They often revert to the straight growth of the rootstock, which is what is happening to your tree. The straight growth can outgrow the weeping portion and should be pruned off at its point of origin. Weighing the straight branches down will not train them to weep. Most weeping and contorted trees such as Harry Lauder’s Walking Stick (Corylus avellana ‘Contorta’); Weeping Larch (Larix decidua ‘Pendula’); and Weeping Mulberry (Morus alba ‘Pendula’) are grafted. Any reversion to straight growth should be pruned out as soon as you notice it.


Salix caprea 'Kilmarnock'

Weeping Pussy Willow
Grow in sun to partial shade. Unique rounded growth habit to 10 ft tall x 10 ft wide. Tolerates adverse conditions but may be short lived.


Tsuga canadensis 'Cole's Prostrate'

Dwarf Weeping Hemlock
Slow growing, graceful evergreen foliage with prostrate growth that stays close to the ground. Sun to partial shade.


Tsuga canadensis pendula

Weeping Canadian Hemlock
or Sargent Hemlock

Lovely evergreen accent plant with a broad spreading form, usually twice as wide as it tall. Partial shade to sun.