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This tree, native to North America, was imported to France in 1601 by Jean Robin (arborist of kings Henri III and Henri IV as well as of Louis XIII). Native to eastern North America (Pennsylvania, Georgia, Illinois ...). It is considered an invasive species in: Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, ...

Its growth is rapid, its very hard wood is almost rot-proof.

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Height : can reach 20 to 30 meters high.

Bark : gray-brown, thick and deeply crevassed mongitudinally.

Flowers : they are white in hanging clusters 10 to 25 cm long, very fragrant and very meliferous.

Fruits : long, flattened pods of 7 to 12 cm containing several seeds. They remain attached to the branches long after the leaves have fallen.

Use : this tree cultivated for its ornament is also sought after for the manufacture of barrels. It is also used in exterior carpentry to make vine or fence stakes, in the manufacture of arches. It can replace exotic wood. Its wood is also appreciated for heating because of its high density. In addition, its fragrant flowers are used in perfumery

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