Species from Great Britain and Europe
10- 12m x 10- 12m
A single trunked tree with a conical crown when young, becoming broad domed with age.
Opposite to three whorled, imparipinnate with 5 to 11 lanceolate leaflets, 50 -100mm x 20 -40mm, margin serrate, bright yellow aging to bright green in summer, turning butter yellow in autumn. Does not colour as well in warm areas.
Of no decorative value
A single slightly twisted, elongate lanceolate samara in pendulous clusters, green aging to mid brown in late summer and autumn.
Bark / Trunk:
Young twigs covered in smooth yellow bark with large black winter buds. Rough grey bark (creamy grey on protected trunks in cold climates) on the trunks.
Vigour / Longevity:
Moderately vigorous, long lived.
Sunny positions in a cool climate for best autumn foliage colour.
Hardy to -15°C
Soil / Drainage:
Hardy to any soil with reasonable drainage and reliable water in summer.
Train to a single leader when young, then let the natural habit develop.
Keep well watered to grow this tree vigorously to help establish a strong single leader.
Apply a complete fertiliser in late winter for spring growth till established.
Pests / Diseases:
Street tree, shade tree, avenue tree, summer colour contrast tree and autumn colour contrast tree.
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