Poplar-like tree with a narrow columnar form. Ideal for restricted areas where height is required. Large, long, leathery leaves are heavily-serrated. Red flowers in early summer attract nectar-seeking birds. Tolerates poor soils, light frosts, and strong winds. Excellent street tree. Evergreen tree that grows at a fast rate to reach 7m (H) x 4m (W) in 10 years.