Beautiful tree with a graceful, open, vase-shaped habit. Deep-green leaves are marbled and speckled with white. Looks particularly good planted in groups. Excellent for lining avenues and as a standalone specimen tree in a lawn or paddock. The most asked about tree at Massey University, Palmerston North. Tolerates strong winds and poor soils. Deciduous tree that grows at a fast rate to reach 6m (H) x 6m (W) in 10 years.