Cascading yellow male catkins (and upright green female catkins) from March to April are followed by hanging packed columns of seeds, serrated leaves turn a lovely pure yellow in fall, beautiful white peeling bark exposes orange inner bark, grows as a single trunk or as multiple clustered trunks, quite a dramatic tree year 'round, likes acid soil, tolerates well-drained sandy or rocky soil, overall prefers its roots cool and moist, host plant for a large number of beautiful Butterflies and Moths including the Green Comma (Polygonia faunus) and both the Arched Hooktip (Drepana arcuata) and the Rose Hooktip (Oreta rosea) a cold loving tree most at home in the north and far north. Suitable for bonsai.
50-70 foot (25-50 foot wide) tall
Plant Hardiness Zones: 2b-6a
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