Quick-growing tree with a stout trunk. Open form with wide-spreading branches to give light shade. Pinnate leaves appear with the caramel-scented panicles of lilac-pink flowers in late-spring. Clear-yellow autumn leaves. Withstands strong winds and drought. Excellent street tree. Deciduous tree that grows at a fast rate to reach 7m (H) x 6m (W) in 10 years.