Betula lenta, Sweet Birch

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic

Sweet Birch, also known as Black or Cherry Birch, finds a natural home on the cool north and east slopes of rich mountain woods.  Its reliable golden-yellow fall color is the best of the commonly cultivated birches. Historically its fragrant foliage and twigs were a source of wintergreen flavoring for medicine and candy.

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