University of Illinois Extension
University of Illinois Extension - Selecting Trees for Your Home
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Sweet Birch, Cherry Birch
Betula lenta
Cherry Birch leaves
Size:

Small

Medium
Size: large
Large
Exposure/ Light Requirements:
Full Shade not required.
Full Shade
Full Sun required.
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade required.
Partial Sun/Shade
Pests and Problems:

Environmental Damage

Fungal Disease

Insect Damage


Leaf miners and birch skeletonizer. Less prone to bronze birch borers than white-barked birches. Leaf spots and cankers.
Hardiness Zone: 4 - 7 
[Find Your Zone]
Mature Height: 50-60 Feet
Features: Shiny reddish-brown bark, similar to that seen on cherry trees; good yellow fall color.
Culture: Full sun or partial shade; best in soils that are moist, but well drained with a slightly acid pH.
Mature Form: Rounded
Native To: United States
Soil Conditions:
Dry
Soil condition: Moist, Well-DrainedMoist, Well-Drained
Wet
Tolerance:
Alkaline Soil
Dry Sites
Salt
Soil Compaction
Wet Sites
Tolerance: WindWind
Uses:
Massing
Patio
Screen
Use for: Shade.Shade
Specimen
Street
Wind Break
Foliage Color: Green
 
Fall Foliage Color: Yellow
 
Additional Notes:

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