Pyramidal deciduous broadleaf tree. Likes acid soil, has good fall colors. Colorful spring, summer and fall. A tree of many uses. White fragrant flowers, excellent red fall color.
Hardiness Zones: 6 - 9
Growth Rate: Slow
Site Requirements: Sun to partial shade; well drained soil but does well in dry soil
Texture: Medium Form: Pyramidal; slender trunk; drooping branches; narrow crown
Height: 20' — 30'
Width: 10' — 15'
Leaf: 3" — 8" alternate, simple leaves; variable fall color - yellow, red, purple
Bark: Grayish brown, very thick with deep furrows and scaly ridges; often the ridges are broken into recognizable rectangles.
Flower/Fruit: Fragrant, lily-of the valley like flowers in summer; greenish yellow seed pods that last into fall
Comments: Excellent native tree specimen; it is difficult to transplant and has a shallow root system; flowers attract bees and butterflies; birds enjoy the seeds.