Deciduous tree up to 30 m high, with gray bark, fissured with age. Oval leaves, dentate margin and rounded base. Hanging male flowers of 3-5 cm long, and female flowers grouped at the end of the year branches. The fruits form hanging clusters.
Outdoor, in full sun or semi-shade.
Abundant, above all during summer.
From spring to fall, marking a pause in summer.
Every 2 or 3 years, at the beginning of the spring sprouting.
Akadama 100%, or mixed with volcanic clay (30%). It is a tree that likes organic matter and a slight acidity of the soil, so it can be mixed with white peat.
Pruning and pinching
Structural pruning can be performed in winter, when the tree is leafless and thus it is easier to foresee the result.
Let the tree grow shoots, and when they have reached up to 10 leaves, cut down to leave only the 2 first leaves.
Spring and autumn.
Its wood is at the same time hard and moldable, formerly used in the manufacture of wheels.