arboretum1

South Campus Tour


Tree Details

Hardiness zone:
3 – 8
Height:
50 – 80
Spread:
30 – 40 but tremendously variable
Habit:
In youth: pyramidal; At maturity: more rectangular with wide spreading, massive branches
Light:
Best in full sun or partial shade
Soil:
Sandy, deep, moderately moist soil preferable, but grows in almost any situation; very pH adaptable
Flowers:
Anthers in 1” long, green catkins
Fruit:
Plum-like in shape, tan to orangish in color, flesh is foul-smelling, only on female trees
Landscape use:
Excellent city tree or specimen tree for large areas
History:
Native range is eastern China; introduced in 1784
Pests\Problems:
None
Significant Features:
Exceptional vitality and handsome foliage; unique winter habit; magnificent yellow fall color; tolerant to air pollution