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Tree Details

Hardiness zone:
4 – 9
Height:
40 – 50  
Spread:
40 – 50
Habit:
Round-headed tree often with pendulous branchlets; some forms are upright-spreading; others broader than tall
Light:
Best in full sun
Soil:
Moist, well-drained, fertile soils preferable; shows excellent tolerance to poor soil
Flowers:
inconspicuous, appear in axillary clusters during August – September
Fruit:
elliptical-ovate, 1/3  long, winged fruit
Landscape use:
Excellent, tough, durable tree for about any situation; great for urban areas
History:
Native range is northern and central China, Korea, Japan; introduced 1794
Pests\Problems:
Pests: shows resistance to the elm leaf and Japanese beetle;  Problems: glyphosate (Roundup) damage on young trees; considerable resistance to Dutch elm disease
Significant Features:
Dark green foliage; bark is superlative with brown, orange, tan mosaic on 2  diameter branches and mature trunk; well tailored profile