Betula nigra ‘Summer Cascade’ ® Betula

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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

Attributes

  • Tree shape: Weeping
  • Do not prune
  • M Size: Medium
  • Growth rate: Fast
  • Leaf colour: Yellow / Green
  • Prefers acid soil
  • Chalk tolerant
  • Attractive bark
  • Autumn colour
  • Wet tolerant

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