|These delightful small trees fit neatly into a limited space or under power lines, since they grow very slowly and top out at 15 to 25 feet tall and wide. They combine delicate beauty with incredible toughness, surviving deep frost and extreme drought. Every feature seems designed to appeal. The many branches form a full round shape, with silvery-downy new leaves maturing to a rich green. They bloom when quite young with upright spikes of creamy blossoms, 4 to 6 inches long in late summer. Even the bark develops an intriguing green-and-copper pattern as patches peel off. Many nurseries carry the popular Maackia amurensis. Other species may be hard to find. Develop best with full sun. Tolerate a wide range of well-drained fertile soils, but prefer well-drained loam. Hardy to 5º F. Unlike most leguminous plants, they transplant well. Slow to heal, so avoid pruning mature plants. If growing from seed, pre-soak in 195º F hot water 24 hours before sowing. Can also root cuttings. No serious insect or disease problems.
This extremely hardy small tree is valued for its late summer clusters of small white flowers. Compound leaves resemble that of a walnut.
Attributes - Maackia amurensis
Plant Type: Tree
Bloom Season: Mid Summer through Late Summer
Flower Color: Yellow
Height: 20 ft. to 30 ft.
Width: 30 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Climate: Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Notes: Thrives in Acid Soil, Alkaline Soil. Showy Flowers.