Ornamental tree with edible fruits to be grown as an alignment tree or as a bonsai. The fruits are edible, juices and jams are made with them. The leaves are a premium food for silkworms. The wood is very hard and of a good quality in turning, cabinet making and to make tool handles.
Deciduous tree growing up to 15m with very dense green spike-like flowers in spring. Large serrated leaves. Little white, red to blackish fruit. It prefers light and well drained soils.
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.