A hardy deciduous tree with simple leaves and flowers in catkins. It stands exposure well, grows in any soil, and should make a good street tree where deciduous low-growing trees are preferred.
It also forms a very good hedge and stands clipping well. As the leaves remain on the branches throughout the Winter, it becomes an excellent shelter, standing the winds and storms better than most deciduous trees.
Propagate by seeds sown, in early Spring, one-quarter of an inch deep in the open ground; transplant the seedlings to the nursery row when they are one year old. If they are wanted for hedge purposes, they should be cut back to six inches when transplanted so as to make them branch closely to the ground.