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Sweet Birch

American Beauties Native Plants

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$76.99
This product does not ship to: AZ, CA, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA
  • Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 40 - 45 Feet
  • Mature Spread 40 - 45 Feet
  • Growing Zones 3 - 8

Sweet Birch, more formally known as Betula Lenta, is one of the greatest multi-purpose trees you can have in your yard. A tall tree, when mature, offers shade, wildlife habitat, and a beautiful set of colors all year long. The utility of this spectacular tree is incomparable, as nearly every part is usable. The leaves, twigs, and inner bark of Sweet Birch have a strong scent of wintergreen and are used for the production of wintergreen oil. Their sap can be used to produce syrup similar to sugar maple, and the wood is great for furniture and more. 

The Sweet Birch is a native to the northeastern United States. It has a unique, shiny black-brown bark, and lush, green foliage during the summer. In autumn, it has one of the most vibrant yellow colors of foliage of all birch trees. The Sweet Birch grows about a foot per year, reaching 40 to 70 feet tall. As it grows, it takes on a tight pyramidal shape that widens as it gets taller. In the spring, it produces aromatic catkins that make the tree home to many pollinators and other wildlife. Sweek Birch trees can live for over a hundred years. They make good standalone trees or can be added to any wooded landscape.

Sweet Birch Care

Sweet Birch trees grow well in rich, slightly acidic, fertile soil. They can tolerate soils being wet, but not flooded, and they do thrive if the soil is dry. They like to be in full to partial sun, and will tolerate cold temperatures well. Long, persistent heat is not ideal for this magnificent tree. Sweet Birch Trees do not need fertilization unless grown in poor quality or deficient soil. Low nitrogen fertilizers can improve the health of your tree. 

Sweet Birch Trees do not need much pruning. The connection point on the limbs is weak, so usually, if a branch dies, it will fall to the ground. If you need to prune, prune sweet birch trees in the summer months after the sap has stopped flowing. Trim the branches flush with the trunk and try not to leave a stump. 

Sweet Birch Spacing

As you plant Sweet Birch Trees, space them 20 to 30 feet apart. When planting other companion plants under or around a Sweet Birch tree, you should consider that Sweet Birches are prolific seeders. Your under plants may have competition from newly germinated spruce trees. 

Sweet Birch Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 - 8
Plant Type: Trees
Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 40 - 45 Feet
Mature Spread: 20 - 25 Feet
Spacing: 20 - 25 Feet
Habit: Upright
Flower Color(s): None
Flower Description:
Bloom Period:
Foliage Type: Deciduous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description:
Seasonal Interest: Fall Interest
Watering: Average
Resists: Deer
Tolerates: Heat
Attracts: Birds
Container Role:
Uses: Specimen or Focal Point, Wildlife Gardens
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Deadheading Not Necessary, Foliage Interest, Native to North America
Brand: American Beauties Native Plants
Common Name: Sweet Birch
Other Name(s):
Scientific Name: BETULA LENTA
SKU:
1231004795-pc

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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