The Betula nigra Summer Cascade® or Summer Cascade River Birch has a very graceful dense habit thanks to its strongly arched branches that fall like a waterfall to the ground, and its foliage of a beautiful bright green. Its beige bark exfoliates in pink and orange shreds.
The Betula nigra Summer Cascade® is a must have in landscaped gardens because its magnificent deciduous foliage is tinged with yellow and gold in autumn and its pretty, very compact weeping habit makes it the centerpiece of the gardens. It provides an inconspicuous inflorescence, consisting of male and female catkins. Its typical white trunk turns black as it ages.
Betula nigra Summer Cascade® is very disease resistant, it tolerates waterlogged soil and resists negative temperatures down to -29°C. It reaches a height of 2 to 3 meters in about ten years, which can grow up to 8 meters in adulthood, with a spread of 4 to 6 meters.
The Summer Cascade River Birch is a resistant tree, not very demanding, It appreciates a location in sunny, see partial shade, and a cool soil, weakly acidic and well drained.