Clusters of yellow-green flowers in early spring add mild interest; dark green foliage in summer (maroon on some cultivars).
Full sun to light shade; tolerates a wide range of soil conditions including alkaline soils, but will not tolerate wet soils.
- 'Cleveland'-more narrow than species, good yellow fall color.
- 'Pond' (Emerald Lustre™)- vigorous growth and good branching structure.
- 'Summershade'-fast growth and heat resistance.
Cultivars with maroon or reddish leaves include
- 'Crimson King'
- 'Faasen's Black'
- 'Royal Red'
Additional pests and problems that may affect this plant:
Verticillium wilt and anthracnose. Prone to frost cracking in northern climates.
Use this plant with caution; it has become invasive in some parts of the country. Check with local authorities in your area.
May be difficult to grow turf under this tree due to shallow root system and dense shade.