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Betula nigra 'Summer Cascade' PP15,105

Phonetic Spelling
BET-yoo-luh NY-gruh
Description

Summer Cascades River Birch is a weeping cultivar of river birch and is an attractive and unique disease-resistant specimen. Plants must be staked to gain height in the garden and typically reach 8-15 feet tall and wide when mature. It is fast-growing and the fall color is a nice yellow.

Plant in average well-drained moist to wet acidic soils. With its weeping growth habit, it makes a great focal point. Allow the stems to grow to the ground or prune them to enjoy the exfoliating bark.

Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Summer Cascade'
Tags:
#weeping#arching#small tree#tree#cpp#birch#accent#focal
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Summer Cascade'
Tags:
#weeping#arching#small tree#tree#cpp#birch#accent#focal
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Betula
    Species:
    nigra
    Family:
    Betulaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Tree
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Arching
    Weeping
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Maintenance:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Occasionally Wet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Catkin
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Description:
    Greenish-brown catkins
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Leaf Margin:
    Crenate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Dark green simple, alternate leaves with rounded base and pointed apex. Good yellow fall color.
  • Bark:
    Surface/Attachment:
    Exfoliating
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Lawn
    Pond
    Landscape Theme:
    Rain Garden
    Winter Garden
    Design Feature:
    Accent
    Small Tree
    Specimen