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