This section is from "The Horticulturist, And Journal Of Rural Art And Rural Taste", by P. Barry, A. J. Downing, J. Jay Smith, Peter B. Mead, F. W. Woodward, Henry T. Williams. Also available from Amazon: Horticulturist and Journal of Rural Art and Rural Taste.
Although a tree of slender drooping shoots, it is not a weeper after the style of the Weeping Willow; but, like the Birch, as it increases in years, it exhibits a drooping habit, that combined with the silvery character given to its foliage when stirred by the breeze, by their white under-surface, makes it one of the most attractive and graceful of lawn trees. It is of rapid growth, and deserves to be planted in every place of any extent.
The Weeping Mountain Ash. Pyrus aucuparia pendula. This is a rapid growing, beautiful variety of the Mountain Ash. Its long, pendulous branches, with their white flowers in spring, and red berries thereafter, make it very beautiful and attractive. Those who plant it should, however, remember that it is extremely liable to be attacked by the borer, and unless closely watched, the tree will be found destroyed ere the owner is aware.
Fig. 41. - Weeping Mountain Ash.
The Weeping Poplar. Populus trem-ulus pendula - One of the most rapid growing of all the weepers, and while young, its decidedly pendulous branches, neat and pretty foliage, make it especially desirable. As it increases in years, however, it puts on more of an erect habit, until at times its upper limbs present very small indications of a weeping habit. For large grounds, or groups of weepers, or as a tree to plant a little back from the margin of lakes or large ponds, it is desirable; but for small grounds, or for cemetery lots, where we have of late occasionally seen it planted, it will not prove as satisfactory and pleasing as many others.