An unusual tree which is native to North America, the species name 'lenta' means flexible or tough, referring to the twigs. Betula lenta has a smooth, dark reddish-brown to black bark when young with large horizontal lenticels. As the bark matures, it turns nearly black with a plate-like effect.
The leaves are oval and pale green in spring / summer, turning superb shades of rich yellow in the autumn time.
Supplied Size: 3L pots (approx 3 years old, seed grown, 60 - 80 cm tall)