Canada to Alabama to North Dakota
Tall stately tree with low hung branches.
Prefers fertile, moist soils and part sun, often found in rich woodlands and on slopes.
Excellent for use in native plantings.
Alternate, simple, broad ovate with apex tip, coarsely serrated edge, changes to yellow in the fall.
Buds have an outer scale that covers majority of bud; red in color often lopsided
Gray-brown in color; long scaley strips; easy to carve
Fragrant, pale yellow, .5 inches in diameter, borne on pendulous cymes in June.
Bract holds the nut-like structure Wood paddle and ball as a modified leaf; flowers are ID feature,
Cuttings, grafting for cultivars.
'Boulevard' - Pyramidal, narrow.
'Fastigiata' - Pyramidal.
'Lincoln' - Narrow, compact, light green leaves.