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Betula lenta Overview
This conical tree has dark red-brown to grey bark and scaly almost black when mature. Its aromatic shoots bear ovate, matt, yellow-green leaves which may turn to yellow in autumn.
Common problems with Betula lenta
How to propagate Betula lenta
Propagation is by grafting in late winter.
Softwood cuttings in the early summer.
Other uses of Betula lenta
Grown for the bark and autumn colour.