Type: Deciduous tree
Height: 35-60 feet
Spread: 25-35 feet
Native Range: Eastern and Midwestern US, statewide in Missouri except for northwest
Ideal Site Requirements:
Soil: average, well-drained
Water: dry to medium
Sunlight needs: full sun to part shade
Tolerates: drought, clay soil, dry soil, shallow-rocky soil, air pollution
Landscape use: Rain garden, good landscape tree that produces edible fruit
Brief Description: Dioecious tree with rounded oval crown, glossy dark green leaves and fragrant white flowers in late spring. Edible fruit, extremely hard wood and very distinctive dark gray bark broken into rectangular blocks.
Wildlife Benefits: Fruit is eaten by wildlife.
Possible Problems: No serious insect or disease problems, Leaf spot may occur
Stand out Features: Edible fruit
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