Pseudotsuga menziesii 'Pendula'
Common name: Weeping Douglas-fir
Pseudotsuga menziesii 'Pendula', hanging over the bridge leading to the Bentall Garden, is often the first stop on a tour. The main leader is tall and curving, but the shorter, drooping branches are twisty and turny. The gardener in this area says he has to prune the branches regularly to let the visitor carts pass. It can grow up to 4 m/13 ft, much smaller than the species. Our single specimen was planted in 1979. It is apparently hard to find in the trade.