It can be used as specimen or small groupings for lawns, parks and commercial properties, and, in particular, for wet soils along ponds, streams or in low spots.


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About Betula lenta

The wood of sweet birch is medium heavy, medium hard and dark brown with a little red. Sapwood is light brown or yellow. The wood, which tends to warp, slowly gets darker after it is exposed to air.

Plant Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name river birch
Maximum Reachable Height 40.00 to 70.00 feet
Flower Colour brown or yellow
Bloom Time April to May
Difficulty Level easy to grow

Planting and care

  • River birch is perhaps the most culturally adaptable and heat tolerant of the birches. Prefers moist, acidic, fertile soils including semi-aquatic conditions, but also tolerates drier soils.
  • Consider using soaker hoses and bark mulches to keep the root zones cool and moist. Adapts well to heavy clay soils of Missouri and will tolerate poor drainage.
  • Avoid pruning in spring when the sap is running.

    Betula lenta care

    Easily grown average, medium to wet soils in full sun to part shade.

    Sunlight Full sun to part shade
    Watering Medium to wet
    Soil well-drained soil
    Temperature 7° C (45° F)
    Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer

    Betula lenta special feature

    Over time, furniture made from sweet birch looks like mahogany, and its wood is stronger than mahogany and black cherry.

    Betula lenta uses

    Medicinal Use:

    • In every form, birch makes an excellent tonic and detoxifier, mainly working on the urinary system to remove waste products, as in kidney or bladder stone, gravel, gout, and rheumatism

    Culinary Use:

    • Commercially in the past for production of oil

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    What is another name for a Betula lenta ?

    Betula lenta is commonly known as river birch

    How tall do Betula lenta grow?

    On average Betula lenta grows 40.00 to 70.00 feet

    What color are Betula lenta ?

    A Betula lenta plant bears flowers of color brown or yellow

    When Betula lenta blooms?

    With enough light, Betula lenta may produce brown or yellow flowers in April to May

    How hard is Betula lenta to grow?

    A Betula lenta is easy to grow

    How much sunlight does a Betula lenta need?

    A Betula lenta prefers Full sun to part shade

    How much water does a Betula lenta need?

    A Betula lenta prefers watering Medium to wet

    What kind of soil does a Betula lenta need?

    A Betula lenta prefers well-drained soil

    What temperature does a Betula lenta like?

    A Betula lenta prefers 7° C (45° F)

    How often should I fertilize my Betula lenta ?

    To encourage Betula lenta growth, Apply any organic fertilizer


    Tuesday, 19 November 2019

    Bit price is high but it s amazing plant, sun is not required only lighting is enough at any conditions even room light is enough for this plant.

    Avani Vieira

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