Ornamental tree used for reforestation and timber.
Deciduous tree reaching 20m of height with a smooth and glossy bark. The leaves are dark green and remain green until they fall. The flowers are reddish and dark brown. The fruit with the seeds inside looks like a small pine cone.
Height of plant: Plug: 20/45 cm - 1.2 Litre Plug: 30/50cm - 3.5 Litre Pot: 50/80cm
Dig a hole at least two or three times as wide and deep as the root ball. Take out the plant from the container and loosen roots to allow them to spread out in all direction. Cut possible broken roots. Mix the soil extracted with a substrate and fill part of the hole with the mixture obtained. Place the plant in the hole and cover with the remaining mixture. Compact the soil around the plant and water thoroughly.
Prefers siliceous fresh or moist soils, not to be planted in chalky soils. Found in humid areas such as riverbanks.
The wood is used in turnery, dye and paper making.
If you put its leaves under the soles of your feet your pains will be relieved and it will be a good treatment against sweaty feet. When cooked its bark is used as mouth wash with multiple benefits.
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