Greece and Albania
Upright, oval; 50 to 75 feet tall, and 30 to 40 feet wide. Medium growth rate.
Full sun to light shade, in moist, well-drained soil. Planted extensively in coastal conditions and shows no salt injury.
Better on large areas and sometimes not usable on small properties. Transplants easily (may be taprooted). Messy tree.
Opposite, palmately compound, 4 to 10 inches long, 5-7 obovate leaflets.
Buds are prominent, resinous, and sticky. Large, terminal flower bud, very distinct.
Exfoliates in gray plates to show orange-brown inner bark.
Flowers white and showy in mnid-may, quite attractive
Dehiscent spiny capsule about 2 inch in diameter.
'Baumannii' - Double white flowers, no fruit.