Summer Cascade Weeping River Birch - high form Tree
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Summer Cascade Weeping River Birch - high form Tree
Summer Cascade Weeping River Birch - high form Leaf
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Summer Cascade Weeping River Birch - high form Additional Product Shot 1036
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Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 4-9
  • Spacing: 15-20'
  • Exposure: Sun/Part Shade
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
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Summer Cascade Weeping River Birch - high form
Betula nigra 'Summer Cascade' PP 15,105
$295.00
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Summer Cascade Weeping River Birch brings an easy elegance to your landscape with a graceful, flowing form and leaves that dance and twirl in the wind. Buttery yellow fall foliage and peach-colored exfoliating bark round out its four-season appeal. Plant this small, fast-growing tree in any of the landscape beds around your home for a charming, instant focal point. Leave the branches unpruned, and they’ll sweep the ground, creating a secret fort for the kids to discover. Or, you can choose to trim the branches to show off more of Summer Cascade’s marvelous bark. Either way, this one’s a beaut!

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 4-9
  • Spacing: 15-20'
  • Exposure: Sun/Part Shade
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
  • Show more ›
Shipping Spring of 2020

The Story

In much of the U.S., hardly a neighborhood exists where River Birch hasn’t found its way into the landscape.  This native tree’s handsome peeling bark and tough constitution have made it so popular that it has almost become a cliché.  Summer Cascade breathes new life into the species.  Its unique weeping habit brings a look never seen before in River Birch.  Discovered as a chance seedling at Shilo Nursery in North Carolina in 1996, it has since become a hit the world over.

The Details

A flowing "waterfall" of glossy green foliage decorates this special weeping Birch throughout the season. Leaves turn yellow as fall approaches and dangling catkins are visible once leaves have fallen. The weeping habit of Summer Cascade develops at an early age. The beautiful peeling bark, the same awesome reddish-brown colors as the species, also develops early on so you have plenty of time to enjoy this special tree. Graceful, arching branches make this Birch a wonderful choice for a specimen tree or focal point in your landscape.

How to Grow

Summer Cascade is a fast-growing tree, bulking up to specimen size in no time.  You can trim it as much or as little as you like.  Most like to give it a shaggy “bowl” haircut, raising the canopy to show off the peach- and parchment-colored bark.  This tree revels in a sunny site with moist soil (like near a drain spout), although after it’s been in the ground for a year or so, it tolerates drought, too.  This drought resistance is ensured by a dense mass of roots, so anything planted underneath must be able to compete.

More Info

Cold Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 4
Heat Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 9
Exposure Sun/Part Shade
Avg Mature Height 15'
Avg Mature Width 15'
Spacing 15-20'
Growth Rate Medium
Leaf Color Green
Fall Leaf Color Yellow
Cary Award Winner No
PA Gold Medal Award No
Attractive Bark Yes
Attracts Birds Yes
Attracts Butterflies Yes
Attracts Hummingbirds No
Attracts Pollinators No
Deer Resistant Yes
Drought Tolerant No
Dry, Poor Soils No
Edible Fruit No
Fragrant No
Groundcover No
Hedge/Windbreak No
Native Yes
Salt Tolerance/Seashore Yes
Seasonal Cut Branches No
Shade Tolerance Yes
Showy Flowers No
Specimen Yes
Urban Conditions Yes
Utility Line Trees Yes
Wet Moist Soils Yes
Winter Interest Yes
Woodland Garden Yes
Decor/Craft Use No

Size Guide

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Scale

Size: B

Size B

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Size B Trees:

We grow these to 6' in height and then allow to weep. Very vigorous and substantial trees are delivered in our #15 tree container that will require two people to lift easily. Not a tree that will fit in your back seat for sure!

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Summer Cascade Weeping River Birch - high form Tree
Summer Cascade Weeping River Birch - high form Leaf
Summer Cascade Weeping River Birch - high form Additional Product Shot 492
Summer Cascade Weeping River Birch - high form Additional Product Shot 1036
Summer Cascade Weeping River Birch - high form Additional Product Shot 1039