This section is from the book "Commercial Gardening Vol4", by John Weathers (the Editor). Also available from Amazon: Commercial Gardening, A Practical & Scientific Treatise For Market Gardeners.
A handsome deciduous tree, 80-150 ft. in the United States. It flourishes in water, or in marshy and swampy places. There are several varieties, one of the best being pendulum, with slender drooping branches and small closely adpressed leaves. Other species are heterophyllum and mucronatum, the latter a rather tender Mexican tree.