A large deciduous tree with a broadly conical to rounded habit with a smooth, grey fluted trunk and sharply toothed, conspicuously veined leaves, turning yellow in autumn. Separate male and female catkins are borne on the same tree in spring: the males yellow and drooping; the females green and forming attractive green fruit clusters, later turning yellow brown in colour.

Soil: Moist, well drained soil. Acid, alkaline or neutral.

Aspect: Full sun or part shade.

Suitable Locations: Woodland setting

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