Southern Canada and throughout the U.S.
Rounded to broad-rounded, weedy tree to approximately 60 feet. Fast growth rate.
Hills, dales, anywhere! Found in moist bottomland in native range but tolerates hot, dry, acid, alkaline, sandy and clayey soils. Sun to part shade.
Good for that impossible site. A fast growing, suckering tree that is definitely tolerant of urban conditions. Short-lived, weedy tree.
Opposite, pinnately compound with 3-5 (9) leaflets. Leaflets are 2 to 4 inches long, coarsely serrate. No fall color.
Green-red buds with 2 scales, .25 inches long.
Green stems when young turning gray-brown.
Yellow-green, of little ornamental value.
Samaras forming a 60 degree angle or less, borne in large panicles. Profusely fruiting and persisting into the winter. Dioecious tree.
Seed, cuttings. Normally, how to kill it is more important.
'Auratum' - Leaflets golden yellow.
'Flamingo' - New shoots pink, age green with white border
'Variegatum' - Leaflets have an irregular white margin. It will revert to green or have all-white leaves if not properly pruned.