|'Pendula Dervaesii' is a more reliable pendant or 'weeping' cultivar, reaching perhaps to forty feet in height and as much as fifty or sixty feet in width.
C. betulus is cultivated for its upright or pyramidal habit, ornamental foliage, great fall color, and pendant, leafy-bracted racemes of fruit. Gray bark is fluted and smooth. Leaves are mid-green, ovate, unequally toothed and 3 to 5 inches long. This tree is attractive in a park or woodland setting.