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Betula lentaBetula lentaBetula lenta

sweet birch, black birch, cherry birch

Photograph(s) by*: USFWS BES, RHW

Characteristics

Height: 50-75'
Spread: 35-50'
Flowers: Apr.-May; yellow green
Fruit: Aug.-Nov.; green to tan; cone/cone-like
Fall color: golden yellow

Conditions *

Light: Full sun Partial shade
Moisture: Dry Moist
Soil pH: 4.8-6.8
Soil type: Loamy Sandy

Habitat

cool north and east slope, steep rocky land and lower slopes

Native to

Region: Piedmont Mountain *
States: MD DE PA NY WV VA

Wildlife

Songbird Small mammal *
high wildlife value

Notes

excellent fall color; prefers moist sites, tolerates dry; colonizes open or disturbed areas



 Publication by USFWS BayScapes Conservation Landscaping Program
http://www.nps.gov/plants/pubs/chesapeake/plant/447.htm
Last updated: 1 October 2004