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Betula nigra 'Summer Cascade' /Weeping River Birch

Betula nigra 'Summer Cascade'  / Betula nigra 'Summer Cascade'
A focal point in a large garden space
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A focal point in a large garden space

Beautiful specimen growing at the entrance to the visitors' center at the North Carolina Arboretum near Asheville

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Scientific Name: Betula nigra 'Summer Cascade'
Common Name: Weeping River Birch
Plant Type: Deciduous
Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 15-20 feet
Spread: 10 - 15 feet
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Yes
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Comments: A cascading, small tree that may be used as a focal specimen. Particularly effective with water feature. Likely to be relatively short-lived as are most river birch trees. A lot of seasonal interest from tree because of its form, in leaf during the summer, autumn color and in a deciduous state in winter.