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Arboretum: Black/Sweet Birch

Black/Sweet Birch

Betula lenta

Native to eastern North America. Medium sized tree, grows to 60'. Autumn color is a golden yellow. Prefers deep, rich, moist acidic soil in full sun. Bruised twigs have a wintergreen odor.

Family: Betulaceae
Type: Native
Origin: Eastern United States
Season: Spring

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