- Current Height: 4 feet
- Mature Height: 75-100 feet
- Growth Rate: Fast (2 feet per year)
- Light: Sun or shade
- Soil: Moist
- How many for fruit: One
- Deer resistant: High
- Landscape uses: Massive shade tree; best in low-lying, moist areas. Often used as a street tree.
- Fun fact: Finches, chickadees and other birds eat the seeds; waterfowl nest in the trunks. :)
Pollinator value: Medium. Larval host for several 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