Native to China, this species is grown in the United States for its striking white floral display. Trees grow up to 20 m tall and produce numerous sweet-smelling white flowers (2-3 cm diameter) in the spring before the leaves appear. The finely textured wood is used to make woodwind instruments.
- Planted as an ornamental, growing best in full sun.
- Growth Habit:
- Deciduous tree, growing 6-18 m tall.
- Bloom Time:
- Early spring.
- Presence in US:
- AL AR DC DE FL GA IL IN KY LA MD MS NC NJ OH OK PA SC TN TX VA WV