London (change)
Today 16°C / 9°C
Tomorrow 18°C / 6°C

Betula lenta

Cherry birch

Reader rating

From 0 ratings

+ Add a review

Key information

Plant type

Deciduous tree

Flower colour

Green

Feature

Autumn colour, Colourful bark

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Beginner

photo by bbc.co.uk/gardening

Plant details

This is one of the best birches from eastern North America because of its yellow-green summer leaves that turn golden yellow in the autumn, and dark, red brown bark on a slender stem. The yellowish-brown catkins appear during early spring, and dangle from the upward-pointing branches. Once planted, there's little else to do, but make sure that the immediate area is weed-free, and if planting in a lawn keep the grass away to avoid damaging the trunk with a strimmer.

Family: Betulaceae

Genus: Betula

Species: lenta

Plant type: Deciduous tree

Flower colour: Green

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Autumn colour, Colourful bark

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 1500cm

Spread: 1200cm

Time to plant: October to March


Reader reviews

Be the first reader to review the Betula lenta Cherry birch!

Add your own review

Please register or login to add a review