|Maackia amurensis is a small to medium deciduous tree, slow growing, to 30 to 45 feet. The growth habit is rounded, often as wide as it is tall. The leaves are alternate, compound, odd-pinnate, 8 to 12 inches long. Foliage effect is grayish-green to dark green, with no distinctive fall color. The bark is of interest, peeling, dark amber to glossy brown. Related to Locust (Robinia). It flowers in midsummer, the smell reminiscent of freshly mown grass, borne on erect racemes, 4 to 6 inches long in a dull white. Prefers well drained soil, pH tolerant, with full sun. It is generally not troubled by pests and is quite adaptable. Native to Manchuria, introduced 1864.