|'Fegyvernekiana' makes a cute, dense mound, is non-fruiting and will never exceed 3 to 4 feet high. Bark is a light orange-brown, foliage varies from yellow-green to dark green in summer, yellow in fall. The early spring flowers are not showy; small greenish catkins 1/2 inces long on the females, the males slightly longer. Withstands drought, salt, but prefers a well drained moist soil. Subject to a variety of diseases, often infested with many pests in the southern U.S. Native to China, it was originally imported for the silkworm industry, it has now escaped and naturalized in many areas.