Native to: China and Korea Crown: Large oval head Height: 40 feet Width: 40 - 50 feet Growth Rate: Grows fast to 20 feet, slow thereafter
Characteristics: This tree when young is usually upright, spreading with a broadly rounded crown at maturity and casts a light shade. It has creamy white clusters of wildly fragrant spring flowers and yellow fall foliage. A yellow dye can be extracted from the flowers by baking them until brown and then boiling them in water. Exceptionally vigorous uniform grower, having a faster growth rate than the species.
Negative Features: Low branching and multi-stemmed habit requires regular pruning to develop tree form and maintain an 8'-10' high canopy suitable for street tree use.
Uses: Good for all street situations where room allows on arterial, collector and residential streets.
Comments: The Japanese Pagoda is a good shade tree for tough urban conditions. Other improved cultivars that are recommended for use are Princeton Upright and Halka. The Japanese Pagoda Tree is also knows as Chinese Scholar Tree.