Height: 50-90'; Spread: 40-60'
Moderate to fast
Deciduous; broad, pyramidal canopy; trunk often forks low.
Dark green, oval leaves with 5-9 paired veins, 1-4" long. Orange-yellow in the fall.
Tassel-like flowers in early spring. Male flowers are 2-3" long and hang in clusters of 3; Female flowers 1/2" at branch spurs near male flowers.
Fruiting catkins are 1-1.5" long, green maturing to brown.
Tan to brown bark with pinkish hues, peeling in strips. Darkens in age.
In general, 15-20 gallons per week for the first 2 years; 15-20 gallons twice a month for the 3rd year; as needed after 3 years (varies by soil, sun, and wind conditions).
- Tree Care:
Low. Prune to shape.
Tolerates shade, loam or sandy soil, and medium winds.
- Special Considerations:
Chlorosis develop in High pH situations. Prone to aphid and caterpillar infestation. Wants moisture.
- Notable Traits:
Native to eastern United States. Often grows multiple trunks. Attracts birds foraging for food.