A vigorous, striking, very tough, medium to large conical tree with white papery bark that peels in thin strips, pinkish orange when freshly exposed, becoming marked with black on old trees. Taper pointed and sharply toothed dark green leaves turn yellow/orange in autumn. Pendulous male catkins appear in spring.

Soil: It does best on moist, well drained sandy soil, but is tolerant to most conditions.

Aspect: Full sun or part shade.

Suitable Locations: Gardens, parks.

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