Betula nigra Summer Cascade

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Betula nigra 'Summer Cascade' is a graceful and elegant cultivar of the River Birch, known for its weeping habit and stunning visual appeal. Originating from North America, this cultivar has gained popularity in Australian gardens for its unique form and attractive features.

One of the standout characteristics of 'Summer Cascade' is its cascading branches, which create a picturesque and flowing silhouette. As the branches gently arch downwards, they showcase the tree's exfoliating bark, revealing hues of cream, tan, and cinnamon. This peeling bark adds texture and interest to the landscape, particularly during the winter months when the tree is bare.

In addition to its striking bark, Betula nigra 'Summer Cascade' produces delicate, pendulous catkins in spring, adding further charm to its appearance. The tree's foliage consists of diamond-shaped, serrated leaves that emerge a bright green in spring, turning to a vibrant yellow in autumn before dropping. This seasonal foliage display adds a burst of color to the garden, creating a captivating scene.

Thriving in moist, well-drained soil and full sun to partial shade, Betula nigra 'Summer Cascade' is well-suited to various Australian climates, including regions with hot summers and mild winters. It is relatively low-maintenance once established, requiring minimal pruning to maintain its graceful form. 'Summer Cascade' is particularly well-suited to gardens with limited space, where its cascading branches can be showcased as a focal point or accent feature