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Order: Fagales
   Family: Betulaceae
            Genus: Betula
                        Specie: lenta

Planting Season: Deciduous

Height at Maturity: 50 ft (15 m)

Cultivation: Well-drained fertile soil with reliable moisture

Features: Red-brown bark; attractive foliage; clusters of catkins

Uses: Autumn foliage Winter silhouette Woodland gardens

Zones: 3-9

Description: Native to eastern North America, this tree has a height of 50 ft (15 m) and a spread of 40 ft (12 m). Its crimson bark becomes gray, almost black, and scaly as the tree matures. The chartreuse, egg-shaped leaves, 4 in (10 cm) long, have good autumn color.

Growth Habit: Broad spreading habit


Growth: Perennial, woody plant with a single stem (trunk), normally greater than 4 to 5 meters (13 to 16 feet) in height; under certain environmental conditions, some tree species may develop a multi-stemmed or short growth form (less than 4 meters or 13 feet in

Duration: Perennial

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