Betula lenta ~ Sweet Birch-ServeScape
Betula lenta ~ Sweet Birch-ServeScape
Betula lenta ~ Sweet Birch-ServeScape
Betula lenta ~ Sweet Birch-ServeScape
Betula lenta ~ Sweet Birch-ServeScape
Betula lenta ~ Sweet Birch-ServeScape
Betula lenta ~ Sweet Birch-ServeScape

Sweet Birch

Betula lenta

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  • Delivery to Greater Atlanta, GA, Greenville, SC & Tallahassee, FL area ONLY, within 5-7 business days. (Click HERE to see our Delivery Area Map)
  • Pickup in 3-5 business days from our Switchyard in Chamblee, GA       
    (Mon/Wed/Fri 11am-4pm - 3708 N Peachtree Rd, Atlanta, GA)
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Planning to install this yourself? We recommend a size 15 Gallon or smaller for DIY installations. These sizes do not require any offloading equipment.
Any tree or shrub that is sized by HEIGHT or CAL (Caliper- size where the trunk meets the root flare) is delivered with a large root ball wrapped in burlap (B&B). They are typically 1000+ LBS per plant. They will require heavy equipment to install. Installation is not included in the price of the plant. We highly recommend adding the ServeScape ‘One-Click’ Installation service (must be added at the cart page) for material of this size, or working with a contractor that can provide equipment for installation.

For any tree or shrub that is sized larger than 10’ HEIGHT or 3” CAL, the customer will be required to provide offloading equipment or a contractor to offload unless paying for installation through ServeScape. We will coordinate delivery with you so that your contractor can have equipment ready upon your plant's arrival!
**Dormancy Note - This plant is currently dormant for the winter! It is available for purchase! Your delivered plant may be dormant, or showing very little top growth. However, you can still plant! These plants are putting all their energy into root production, so they will be ready to thrive in the spring! If you have any issues with your plant the following peak season, you can fill out our return request form to request a replacement plant.

The Sweet Birch, scientifically known as Betula lenta, is a beautiful deciduous tree native to North America. It is also commonly referred to as the Black Birch or Cherry Birch.

The Sweet Birch is known for its attractive bark, which starts off reddish-brown and gradually darkens to black as the tree matures. The leaves are oval-shaped and have a glossy, dark green color, turning a vibrant yellow in the fall.

This tree thrives in full sun to partial shade and prefers well-draining soil. It is relatively low-maintenance and can tolerate a range of soil conditions. Regular watering is important, especially during dry periods, to keep the soil consistently moist.




Appalachian Mountains; GA Native


60’ - 70’ 


35’ - 45’



USDA Hardiness Zone: 

3 - 8


Full SunPart Sun

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MAINTENANCE NEEDS: Low maintenance.  Weakened birches are vulnerable to the bronze birch borer which can be fatal.   Stem canker, aphids, and birch skeletonizer may occur.  Mulch to keep root zones moist and cool.

LANDSCAPE USES: Specimen planting or Grove, Wetlands and pondsWoodland GardenNaturalized AreasNative Garden, and Shade Tree.

COMPANION PLANTS: SweetflagBuckeyeTea Berry

IMAGES:  Plant Image Library from Boston, USA, Betula lenta (Sweet Birch) (38246389121)CC BY-SA 2.0, (2) Photo by Nicholas_TAppalachian Trail: Totts Gap to Mount Minsi (17), (3) El GrafoBetula lenta ÖBG 09-07-16 01CC BY-SA 3.0,  (4) Photo by Katja Schulz, Sweet Birch, (5) Lynk mediaBetula lenta 1CC BY-SA 3.0, (6) Katja Schulz from Washington, D. C., USA, Sweet Birch (30980173802)CC BY 2.0, (7) André Karwath aka AkaBaumstammCC BY-SA 2.5

*As plants have ranges in appearance they may not appear as the images shown.

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