|A deciduous tree reaching 25 feet tall. Branches form in an "inside-out" umbrella shape. The rich green summer foliage changes to yellow-green in fall. Fragrant, lavender flowers, 3/4" diameter, are borne in large, loose panicles (up to 16" long) in late spring, but are somewhat hidden by the foliage. The fruit is an attractive yellow drupe appearing in fall, persisting through to spring.
Very adaptable, often grown along the highway, and not troubled by pests. A bit of a nuisance tree, which has escaped and naturalized in many areas. Native to northern India, western China. In cultivation since the 1500's.