A medium growing, vase-shaped tree reaching 70-90’ at maturity. Drought and salt tolerant; does well in most soils. Very uncommon but a good alternative to the American Elm for its litter free and pest free disposition and adaptability to urban environments. Copper-orange to yellow in the autumn.
Almost always grows multiple trunks and v-shaped branch unions. Should be structure pruned from the start and kept up with the first 20 years.
Canker susceptibility, especially when wounded on the trunk.
None of significance.
History and Use
Native to Japan, seems to be gaining popularity in the USA recently.