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Betula lenta

Betula lenta

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Full Sun
Light watering
Frost Hardy

8a

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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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

Grafting

Propagation is by grafting in late winter.

Cuttings

Softwood cuttings in the early summer.

Other uses of Betula lenta

Grown for the bark and autumn colour.