Native to Europe, this species was introduced into the United States and Canada for its beautiful form and bright golden fall foliage. Prior to the introduction of Dutch Elm disease, trees would grow over 40 m tall. Because its wood is resistant to rot in wet conditions, the hollow trunks were once used as water pipes.
- Planted as an ornamental, escaping from cultivation into roadsides, thickets, forest borders.
- Growth Habit:
- Deciduous tree, growing up to 30 m tall or higher.
- Bloom Time:
- Early spring.
- Presence in US:
- CA CT IL KS MA MD ME MO NC NE NV NY OH PA TN VA VT
- Presence in Canada:
- NB NS ON