A large deciduous tree with distinctive pale grey bark and large aromatic leaves, bronze coloured when young, divided up into 5-9 glossy green leaflets. Green male flowers open in pendulous catkins in late spring to early summer, and the female flowers ripen to edible nuts confined in a green husk.

Soil: Thrives on most soils, but does not favour waterlogged.

Aspect: Full sun.

Suitable Locations: Avenues, parklands.

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