Native to the United States, from West Virginia south to Florida and east to Oklahoma. Found along wooded slopes as well as along stream beds. This is a great tree, it is well suited to residential application as it does not get very large(30-40′ tall and 20-30″ wide). Generally a low branched tree with a medium texture that forms a broad rounded crown. It has dark yellow green leaves that turn yellow in the fall and often drop early.
The flowers on this tree are white to pale rose, early to emerge and are ½” to ¾” long. The fruit as seen in the picture is a 4-winged dry drupe that contains 2-3 seeds. Exceptional resistance to both disease and insects as well as a hardiness to zone 4 makes this tree a winner in my book.