Sunset Zones: 1-10, 12, and 14-24
USDA Hardiness Zones: 5-9
Sun Exposure: Full Sun to Partial Shade
pH Range: Highly Acidic to Slightly Alkaline
Soil: Clay, Loam or Sand Texture
Drought Tolerance: After 3-5 years of moist soil, drought tolerance develops
Growth Rate: 12” to 24” per year
Growth Habit: Conical Shaped
Evergreen or Deciduous: Deciduous
Longevity: Greater than 150 years
Litter Issue: Female trees drop fruit that is said to have an unpleasant fragrance.
Pests and Diseases: This is the most pest resistant tree on earth. Only things to worry about are Armillaria which it is resistant to, and anthracnose. Anthracnose can be avoided by keeping the foliage dry, amending the tree with compost, and spraying the tree with a copper fungicide dormant spray if you’ve had problems with it.
Branch Strength: Strong
Root Damage Potential: Moderate
Suckering Potential: Moderate
Special Care: Keeping the soil moist for the first few years is important to keep them growing healthily.
Watering Advice: Keep moist for the first few years.