Medium to large tree with open, irregular shape, showy white flowers, and large seed pods that persist through winter.
Tolerant of wide range of soils, but prefers deep, moist, fertile soil. Sun or partial shade. Drought tolerant. Medium to fast growth rate.
Wood has been used for railroad ties.
60' at maturity
30' at maturity
Spreading branches and an irregular crown. The bole may be straight but is generally crooked.
Very showy, white, bell-shaped upright clusters appearing in late spring. Yellow or purple spots may be apparent that do not affect tree health.
May be opposite or whorled, pinnately veined. Large in size: 5-12
Rigged and furrowed with reddish-brown scales.
Native to wide range of United States.