Native to eastern Asia, this species has been cultivated in the United States and Canada because of its picturesque form and interesting bark. The trunks are covered in deeply ridged, grayish-brown bark, which is used in traditional Chinese medicine. This tree is spreading into native forests in parts of the northeastern US.
- Planted as an ornamental, sometimes escaping cultivation.
- Growth Habit:
- Deciduous tree, growing 9-14 m tall.
- Bloom Time:
- Late spring to early summer.
- Presence in US:
- CT IL MA NJ NY OH
- Presence in Canada: