Habit: Ornamental medium-sized tree, 10-20 (25) m tall, 8 – 10 m wide, branches widening irregularly, wide rotund to umbrella-shaped crown, juvenile trees slow-growing.
Bark: Grey and smooth, flaking and splitting with age.
Flowers: Inconspicuous, monoecious, sometimes hermaphrodite, female flowers individually, on thin stalks in leaf axils, male flowers in fascicles; April/ May.
Fruits: Dark red to violet-brown drupes, hanging on 3 cm long stalks, 1 – 1.2 cm, edible, sweet taste, fruit pulp floury, September.
Leaves: Deciduous, leaves alternate, ovate to elliptic, serrulate; dark green and rough above; greyish green, pilose beneath.
Roots: Far-reaching in depth.
Demands: Resistant to drought, tolerates air pollution, juvenile shoots slightly frost-sensitive, mature plants adequately frost hardy, likes warmth, disease-free.
Soil: Tolerates most, slightly acidic to alkaline substrates, hardly any demands.
Note: Suitable for street planting in urban areas.
Hardiness: Zone 6b