Ornamental tree perfect in hedges and as an isolated tree along streets or in gardens. Medicinal properties. It is grown as an ornamental tree for its so decorative flowers. The sap has laxative, anti-inflammatory properties and is good for veines problems.
Deciduous tree up to 15m tall with a round canopy and a smooth and grey bark. Light green serrated and lanceolate leaves. Attractive white, scented flowers in spring.
It grows on limestone, siliceous and cool soils.
Depending on the geographical areas and altitude sowing can take place from February to April. To obtain a more regular and faster germination stratify in cold the seeds for 90-120 days before the sowing. It is possible to use a sowing substrate for potting or soil from the garden together with a sowing substrate if the sowing is made directly into the garden. The substrate must be wet but not soggy until the germination is completed.