A large, vigorous and very tough tree of rounded habit. The dark green leaves are blue-gray beneath, up to 15cm long with 5 toothed lobes. The leaves do not normally colour in autumn. Dense, pendulous clusters of small yellow-green flowers without petals open with the young leaves. Large winged seed, commonly known as ‘helicopters’ are dispersed by the wind.

Soil: Moist, well drained. Clay.

Suitable Locations: Exposed, coastal positions.

Other: Pollution and wind resistant.

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