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Tree Details

Hardiness zone:
6 – 9
Height:
60 – 70
Spread:
close to 1/2 its height
Habit:
Spreading branches forming a round-topped oblong head
Light:
Sun or partial shade
Soil:
Rich, moist soil preferable
Flowers:
greenish-red, open in mid to late February
Fruit:
winged fruit
Landscape use:
Good lawn and street shade tree
History:
Native range is Virginia to Florida, west to Illinois, Oklahoma, and Texas; introduced in 1820
Pests\Problems:
Pests: bark aphid, wood borer, beech scale; Problems: powdery mildew (leaves appear white)
Significant Features:
Corky, winged bark on branches