- Current Height: 3 feet
- Height: 75-100 feet; 35-75-foot spread; 10-foot (or more!) trunk diameter
- Light: Sun to part shade
- Soil: Moist, adaptable
- Growth Rate: Fast (2 feet per year)
- Fruit: Spring, fuzzy balls
- Foliage: Deep green, yellow fall
- Deer resistant: High
- Landscape uses: Massive shade tree; yards, lawns, open areas, low-lying, moist areas.
- Fun fact: Finches, chickadees and other birds eat the seeds; waterfowl nest in the trunks. :)
- More information and native range here
- Photos: Creative Commons
Pollinator value: Medium. Larval host to the American Dagger and several other moth species.
One of the tallest of the Eastern deciduous trees; gloriously large canopy needing a lot of space. Bark exfoliates to reveal creamy white bark underneath. Beautiful in a winter landscape. Massive crown of huge, crooked branches.
"A great and noble tree" -- Michael Dirr