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Betula nigra Summer Cascade ®


Gentle weeping branches and the typical pink, flaking bark of the river birch make this an excellent introduction.

A worthy substitute for Betula pendula ‘Youngii’ with bonus features of bark and good yellow autumn colours.

(North Carolina State University, USA)

General attributes


Ornamental attributes

Medium tree size after 10 years Medium tree size after 10 years
Fast growth rate Fast growth rate
Attractive bark Attractive bark
Autumn colour Autumn colour
Prefers acid soil Prefers acid soil
Chalk tolerant Chalk tolerant
Clay tolerant Clay tolerant
Wet tolerant Wet tolerant
Shade tolerant Shade tolerant
Don't prune Don't prune