Geographical origin: Asia.
Adult dimensions: Height up to 20 m, width up to 5 m.
Type of soil: Any except soil that is too humid.
Hardiness: Hardy to -25°C, easily damaged by spring frosts.
Exposure: Partial shade to full sun.
Properties and uses:
This Honey tree is a favourite for bees; it has lovely creamy white scented flowers that appear at the end of the spring. These can last right through to the end of the summer in temperate regions.
Do not confuse it with the Japanese Pagoda tree. The Honey tree is happiest in well-drained soil and can support drought conditions once it is established.