Asia; China and Korea; escaped
Open habit with several large ascending branches.
Grows well in disturbed areas, along railroad tracks, and in highly developed areas .
Little benefits. Growth is fast and the wood brittle.
Alternate, simple, elliptical and serrated. Acuminate.
Buds are almost black in color and large, globose, imbricately scaled.
Gray and deeply furrowed throughout.
Insignificant small reddish flowers appear in spring before foliage emerges.
'Chinkota' - Cold hardy.
'Coolshade' - Resistant to breakage in ice storms.
'Dropmore' - Fastest growing form with small neat foliage.