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Betula nig Summer Cascade®
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Betula nigra 'Summer Cascade' ®


Description: Betula nigra 'Summer Cascade' is a relavtively new cultivar of River Birch with gentle weeping, pendulous 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. The perfect tree to feature in any garden!

History: Originated from North Carolina State University, USA in 1996.

Betula Growing Tips: They will succeed on most soils with certain species happy even in wet sites. Although tolerant of chalk soils they will not reach a maximum size in these conditions. Best planted in a full sun position.

Height and Spread (after 10 years) : 6m x 4m

General attributes

Text Yellow Green Foliage
Text Weeping

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