A vigorous and elegant, large deciduous tree with pendulous branches bearing heart-shaped dark green leaves, the undersides of which are coated in a silver felt, turning rich yellow in autumn. The branches arch gracefully downwards once established and in summer, masses of strongly scented, yellowish flowers, which are narcotic to bees, appear.

Soil: Grows well in any alkaline or neutral, well drained soil.

Aspect: Full sun or part shade. Sheltered.

Suitable Locations: Woodlands, gardens, parks.

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