|Maackia chinensis is a small, slow growing, deciduous tree, reaching 20 to 30 feet in height and spread. It is similar to Maackia amurensis in flower style and the beautiful effect of the peeling bark. The new foliage is covered with silvery gray hairs which give it an overall impression like a Russian Olive while the leaves are young. It is not quite as hardy, but is a smaller tree, perhaps more suited to smaller landscapes. Generally not troubled by pests. Native to central China, introduced in 1908.