Carpinus Betulus Pendula is a slow growing and exceptionally beautiful weeping type of hornbeam that is unjustifiably little used. The branches start off by growing straight downwards and later grow more in the width so that a half-rounded parasol shape is formed. The tree will easily reach a breadth of 4 – 5 m. Young twigs are grey, while older branches and the trunk are dark grey and remarkably smooth. The leaves are a fresh green colour in the spring and have a sharply, double serrated edge and the leaf top tapers to a point. The whole tree turns a wonderful golden yellow colour in the autumn.