name botanical:Betula lenta
other name:Cherry Birch
other name:Mahogany Birch
other name:Spice Birch
family:Birch family (Betulaceae)
height:up to 25 m (82 ft)
The leaves of Black birch is green, ovate, up to 10 cm (3.9 in) long. The leaf margin is serrated.
fall foliage:bright yellow
flowering:April - May
The male flower is conspicuous, yellow, hanging down. The female flower is inconspicuous.
Many small samaras.
The branches are brown, upright with conspicious winter buds.
bark:The bark is red-brown and peels off horizontally.
location:Sun to half-shade
ph value:acidic to alkaline
single tree, planting in groups
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