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HEIGHT:30 - 40 feet
SPREAD:15 - 30 feet
DISTINCTIONS:Smooth gray bark; symmetrical oval canopy; clusters of white, fragrant flowers in spring; small black fruits; fast growing.
LIMITATIONS:Invasive; seeds carried by birds have resulted in rapid invasion in SC forests and riparian areas, replacing native species; susceptible to black knot disease and aphids; suckers; often has poor form which results in structural damage.
HARDINESS:INT, SC, SE (Zone 3)
ORIGIN:Europe, northern Asia to Korea, and Japan
CULTIVARS:var. commutata long spikes of white flowers; early flowering.; ‘Dropmore’ showy flowers; selected by a nursery in Dropmore, Manitoba.; ‘Plena’ large, semi-double flowers; long bloom period (Zone 4).; ‘Spaethi’ flower clusters hang gracefully from branches (Zone 4).; ‘Watereri’ 8" long clusters of flowers (Zone 4).
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The information for this Deciduous Tree (241) was last updated on: 2010-12-07 19:37:38
     
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