A deciduous tree, growing up to 30m (100ft) high on a straight trunk bearing grey bark, reaching 1.2m (4ft) in diameter. The crown is dome shaped with green leaves which consist of leaflets either side of the midrib and a single leaf at the tip. The tree produces white pea-shaped flowers with a yellow flush in the throat in April to June. It is very hardy and able to grow well in a location with sufficient room to reach maturity; where it receives full sun and in a moderately moist soil, anywhere in the UK.
Ultimate heightHigher than 12 metres
Time to ultimate height20–50 years
Ultimate spreadWider than 8 metres
MoistureMoist but well–drained
Colour & scent
- Full sun
South–facing or West–facing
ExposureExposed or Sheltered
- Native to the UK
- Name status
- Plant range
- Japan, China
How to grow
Grows well in any well-drained soil in full sun.
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- Cottage and informal garden
- Low Maintenance
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