Summer Cascade Weeping River Birch
Form and Growth Characteristics: Plant Type - TreeGrowth Rate - Fast.Mature Height - 25' (to possibly 60' if staked and trained)Mature Width - 12-15' (If untrained forms a mounded shrub/small tree with successive layers of arching branches)Longevity - Same as River Birch but any differences not yet known.
Ornamental Characteristics: Flower - Male catkins are drooping and brown, 2-3" long. Female catkins are smaller, insignificant, upright, and greenish. Both appear in spring on the same tree.Fruit - Small nutlet, born in a 1-1.5" thick cylindric, pendulous catkin, ripens and sheds seed in spring.Leaf - Fall Color - YellowBark - Beautiful, exfoliating bark like the species.Other Features - Provides winter interest. Good specimen or focal point. Growth habit is well suited for topiaryPossible Use - Season Of Interest -
Culture and Care: Care Requirements - Adaptable, Zones 4-9. Full Sun. Water regularly but do not overwater. Tolerant of difficult sites. Hardy to -25.Native Habitat - Southeast US. Found as a chance seedling by tobacco farmers John and Daniel Allen at Shiloh Nursery in Harmony, NC. A fast grower reaching perhaps 25' or more (parent plant is still relatively young).Diseases and Insects - Trouble-free, in moist years can have leaf spot causing premature defoliation of older (interior) leaves. Birch borer resistant. Aphids are common on soft succulent growth.Strength - Weakness -Plants of this taxon:
Find Related Plants:- Other plants with the common name Birch.- Other plants of the family Betulaceae.- Other plants of the genus Betula.- Other plants of the species Betula nigra.