Broadleaf, deciduous tree or shrub, bushy, to 20 m tall (65 ft). Leaves alternate, simple, unlobed, ovate-lanceolate or elliptic-lanceolate, 6-25 cm long and 2.5-7 cm wide, base cordate to broadly wedge-shaped, apex tappers gradually to a sharp point, margin doubly serrated. Male catkins only up to 6 cm long whereas female catkins are up to 50 cm long and made up of papery bracts; initially green but finally brown.
Sun to partial shade, best on moist, well-drained soil
Hardy to USDA Zone 5 Found in Western China at 900-2,000 m elevation, widespread but rare in the wild
fangiana: after Fang Wen-Pei (1899-1983), a Chinese botanist and expert on the trees of Sichuan, who first collected this species.
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