Height: 80'; Spread: 60'
Semi-deciduous; broad, symmetrical, oval form.
Glossy, dark green, pinnately-compound leaves 6-10" long with 5-9 leaflets 4" long.
Small, green flowers; not noticeable.
1/2-1" brown samaras.
Furrowed, gray bark.
In general, 15-20 gallons per week for the first 2 years; 15-20 gallons twice a month for the 3rd year; as needed after 3 years (varies by soil, sun, and wind conditions).
- Tree Care:
Moderate. Early pruning to train a good shape. Regular pruning needed less frequently with age.
Drought (once established) but does better with regular water. Any soil.
- Special Considerations:
Must be watered regularly to prevent invasive surface roots. Wind may cause leaf burn. Will only lose leaves in cold winters, but dormancy period does not last long.
- Notable Traits:
Native to Mexico. Generally does not go dormant in San Francisco except in cold years.