This deciduous tree is valued in landscaping for its uniformity in form, clean dark green foliage, and disease and insect resistance. As a street tree it provides an excellent screen from traffic because of it's dense foliage.
Tolerant of a wide range of soil types put prefers well drained soils. Performs best in full sun.
Great as a screen or in full sun sites. No serious disease or insect issues.
40' at maturity
30-40' at maturity
Pyramidal in youth but more rounded as a mature tree
monoecious, catkins 1.5
ovate-oblong with sharply and doubly serrate edges, dark green summer color changing to yellow in the fall.
slate gray, smooth and fluted in old age.
Native to Europe, Asia Minor, and southeast England.