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Plant Description

Origin: Introduced
General Description: Deciduous. Hardy, potentially large tree with a rounded, spreading, open crown of stout branches and coarse foliage. Fast growth,up to 8 feet per year. Thrives under adverse conditions; spreads rapidly in disturbed sites. Native of China. Trunk diameter to 2 feet.
Height: 50 to 80 feet     Width: 80 feet


Habitat

Plant Communities: Interior Chaparral, Semidesert Grasslands, Pinyon Juniper Woodland, Montane Conifer Forest, Riparian
Elevation: 2000 - 6000 feet


Flower Characteristics

Color: Yellowish-green   Shape: Regular in clusters     Tubular: N   Flowering Period: May - Jun
Description: 1/4 inch long with 5 petals in large, dense terminal clusters 6 to 12 inches long. Male and female flowers on separate trees. Male flowers have an objectionable odor.


Leaf Characteristics

Leaf Color: Green   Type: Compound   Shape: Narrow   Margin: Smooth   Attachment: Alternate   Hairs: N
Description: Green above but pale beneath. Pinnately compound, 1 - 2 feet long with 11 - 41 leaflets. Paired leaflets are 3 - 5 inches long, 1 - 2 inches wide, broadly lanced-shaped, pointed and toothed at base. Each tooth is paired with a gland.
Spines: N


Fruit Characteristics

Color: Reddish-brown or reddish-green   Type: Winged   Description: Narrow, oblong, twisted, papery winged 1 seed centered fruit to 1-1/2 inches long in very large, pale, dense cluster. 1 to 6 from a flower; maturing in late summer and autumn.


Bark Characteristics

Bark Color: Light-brown to gray   Bark Texture (Mature): Rough   Bark and Branch Description: Thin. Smooth when young but becomes rough, fissured and dark grey with age. Weak branches are easily broken by storms. Twigs are light brown and very stout with fine hairs when young. Buds are small,hairy and brown.

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