Spread: 20-40 feet
Native Range: Eastern US and Canada, statewide in Missouri
Ideal Site Requirements:
Soil: average, medium, well-drained
Sunlight needs:Full sun to part shade
Landscape use: Rain garden, not appropriate as a street tree or for use near homes
Brief Description: Low branched, small to medium sized tree with a broad oval-rounded crown,
Wildlife Benefits: Attracts butterflies
Possible Problems: Leaf blotch can be a significant problem. Powdery mildew and anthracnose are also frequent problems. Watch for bagworms, Japanese beetles and borers. Leaf scorch (brown edges) may occur in droughty conditions or on sites exposed to wind.
Stand out Features: All parts of the plant are poisonous, but seeds are eaten by squirrels.
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