Sweet Birch – Betula Lenta

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The Sweet Birch, also known as Betula lenta, is a captivating addition to any landscape, prized for its unique aromatic qualities and striking appearance. This deciduous tree, native to the eastern United States, is easily recognisable by its dark, cherry-like bark which peels off in horizontal layers. Unlike the white bark of many other birch species, Sweet Birch’s bark is a deep, rich brown, adding a touch of elegance to its surroundings. The leaves of this tree are ovate and finely toothed, turning a vibrant yellow in the fall, creating a stunning autumnal display. Sweet Birch also produces long, attractive catkins that add to its ornamental value.

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The Sweet Birch, also known as Betula lenta, is a captivating addition to any landscape, prized for its unique aromatic qualities and striking appearance. This deciduous tree, native to the eastern United States, is easily recognisable by its dark, cherry-like bark which peels off in horizontal layers. Unlike the white bark of many other birch species, Sweet Birch’s bark is a deep, rich brown, adding a touch of elegance to its surroundings. The leaves of this tree are ovate and finely toothed, turning a vibrant yellow in the fall, creating a stunning autumnal display. Sweet Birch also produces long, attractive catkins that add to its ornamental value.

A standout feature of Sweet Birch is its aromatic properties. When the twigs or bark are crushed, they emit a pleasant, sweet, and spicy fragrance, reminiscent of wintergreen. This characteristic not only makes it a sensory delight in the garden but also has historical significance as the traditional source of wintergreen oil. Sweet Birch thrives in medium to wet, well-drained soils, preferring full sun to partial shade. It is a robust species, resistant to most pests and diseases, making it a low-maintenance and reliable choice for both urban and rural settings.

In comparison to other birch species like the Paper Birch (Betula papyrifera) or the Silver Birch (Betula pendula), Sweet Birch stands out with its distinct bark and aromatic features. While Paper Birch is known for its peeling white bark and Silver Birch for its silvery sheen, Sweet Birch offers a more subdued, yet equally appealing, dark bark. Additionally, its wintergreen scent is a unique attribute that sets it apart from its relatives. For those seeking a tree that combines visual appeal, aromatic delight, and hardiness, Sweet Birch is an outstanding choice, bringing a touch of the wild and a hint of spice to any landscape.

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STANDARD DELIVERY TYPES

Box/Parcel – Used for plants sized 0-70cm, costs £12. Order £100 worth of plants of that size to qualify for free delivery! Parcel deliveries are always sent for next day delivery unless otherwise specified.

Pallet – Used for plants sized 71-230cm, costs £60. Order £350 worth of plants to qualify for free pallet delivery! We always send our pallets for next day delivery, unless requested otherwise.

Private Van – Used for plants sized 231cm and taller, costs £60. Order £350 worth to get free private van delivery!

In all cases you can request a private van delivery, where your plants are delivered by us. Upon your request we can re-evaluate your delivery fee and let you know of the delivery time.

Please note, for pallet and box deliveries we use third party companies to deliver the goods. Not often, but occasionally some delays may happen due to unforeseen circumstances, which are out of our control. For this reason, we ask you to never book gardeners, contractors, or other industry professionals for the estimated delivery date. Please do not book days off work or cancel other commitments specifically for your plant delivery to avoid disappointment.

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