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  • 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



5 Gallons
  • 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

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