Type: Deciduous tree or shrub
Spread: 12-20 feet
Native Range: Eastern US, southern Missouri
Ideal Site Requirements:
Soil: moist fertile well-drained
Sunlight needs: full sun to part shade
Tolerates: clay soil, air pollution
Landscape use: Flowering tree, specimen tree in lawn or in shrub border
Brief Description: Small tree with spreading rounded habit, fragrant flowers on dioecious plants with male flowers being showier but perfect flowers may be found on both male and female plants.
Wildlife Benefits: Fruits are a food source for birds.
Possible Problems: No serious insect or disease problems. Some susceptibility to scale and borers (particularly when grown in dry locations).
Stand out Features: Easily grown, seldom needs pruning, adapts well to urban settings.
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