A spreading tree with bright, light green leaves to 30cm long composed of 7-9 ovate leaflets, turning clear yellow in autumn. Pendent panicles of fragrant white flowers to 3cm long are borne in late spring and early summer.
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Ultimate height8–12 metres
Time to ultimate height20–50 years
Ultimate spreadWider than 8 metres
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
- Full sun
South–facing or West–facing
- Native to the UK
- Name status
- Plant range
How to grow
Grow in fertile, well drained soil in full sun sheltered from cold winds as the wood is very brittle.
Sow seeds as soon as ripe in the autumn and keep in cold frame - propagation trees from sed. Take root cuttings in winter.
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Pruning group 1 after flowering or in late autumn or early winter.
Usually pest free
Usually disease free
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