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Tree Details

Hardiness zone:
4 – 9
50 – 60 with a maximum of 100
25 – 35
Tapering trunk and a regular, open, oval head of slender, contorted branches
Full sun or partial shade
Found in well-drained to dry, fairly rich soils
Inconspicuous, yellow
3/4– 1 1/4 diameter nut
Landscape use:
Handsome and ornamental specimen tree, valuable for parks, estates and large properties, makes a nice sheared hedge
Native range is Newfoundland to Manitoba, south to Georgia, Illinois and Iowa; introduced about 1705
None serious
Significant Features:
Important timber tree; strong, hard wood is used for tool handles and fuel; beautiful color in autumn


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Michael A. Dirr

Dr. Michael A. Dirr is a horticulturist associated with the University of Georgia. Dr. Dirr has published over 300 scientific and popular publications and has authored seven books, including A Manual of Woody Landscape Plants: Their Identification, Ornamental Characteristics, Culture and Propagation and Uses. It has sold more than 250,000 copies.

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Richard C. Webel

Richard C. Webel is managing director of Innocenti & Webel LLC, a renowned firm that specializes in architecture, landscape architecture and strategic planning. He collaborated on A Landscape of Continuity: The Practice of Innocenti & Webel, published by Harvard University in 1997. In addition to presenting lectures throughout the United States, he has also appeared on CNBC and CNN.