- USDA hardiness zones:
- Full sun to part shade
Easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Best in full sun. Tolerant of a wide range of soils. Tolerant of drought. Generally tolerant of many urban pollutants. Shallow root system. Does not perform well in the southeastern U. S. south of USDA Zone 7.
Size and growth:
- 40.0 to 50.0 feet
- 35.0 to 45.0 feet
Bloom / flowers:
- March - April
Good in the fall, Showy flowers, Street, Yellow, and Shade
Specimen tree for the landscape. Shade tree. May be used as a street tree as long as spread is not a problem.
No serious insect or disease problems. Susceptible to verticillium wilt which can be fatal. Anthracnose. Watch for leaf hoppers. Shallow root system can crack or heave nearby driveways or sidewalks. Shallow surface roots can interfere with turf. Bark is susceptible to sunscald and cracking (frost cracks) in winter, particularly on younger trees. Good resistance to leaf scorch.