"Sweet Birch" / "Black Birch"
Medium. This fairly unknown tree is arguably one of the finest birch for ornamental use. It has aromatic foliage and bark which smells of wintergreen if crushed. In former times oil of wintergreen was distilled from the wood. The dark brown bark on mature trees resembles black cherry. This handsome tree makes a superb multi-stem. The foliage is golden colour in the autumn.