Seedling size: 1-0 and 2-0, 6-12"
A large, oval shaped tree, 60-80 ft tall and 20-40 ft wide. Its heart-shaped leaves and fragrant flowers in June make it especially attractive to bees (provides an early season nectar source), while songbirds and blue jays are attracted to its seeds and use the tree for shelter. Suckers from the base and often appears to be multi-stemmed in the wild. Tolerant of varying soil conditions, full sun to part shade. Smooth gray bark in youth and yellow Fall color. Forms hard round nutlets, eaten by small mammals in the Fall.