Habitat & Distribution
A robust, sturdy tree which can reach a height of < 15 m, with a slender trunk of 0.3 m d.b.h. The bark is irregularly but finely fissured. The wing-less glabrous branchlets bear small, obovate, coarsely pubescent leaves < 5.5 cm long by 3.5 cm broad. The wind-pollinated apetalous flowers appear in April; the generally orbicular samarae in June.
Pests and diseases
No information available.
The tree is very rare in cultivation beyond China.
- North America
- Brenton Arboretum, Dallas Center, Iowa. No accession details available.
- Morton Arboretum. Acc. no. 585-2006.
- NCRPI Station, Iowa State University, Ames. Acc. no. Ames 29261.
- U S National Arboretum, Washington, D.C., USA. Acc. no. 66829.
- Grange Farm Arboretum, Sutton St James, Lincolnshire, UK. Juvenile trees from cuttings ex. Morton Arboretum grafted onto U. glabra rootstocks.
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