Cedar Wood, Toon
Trunk - Rather straight with little branching. Smooth, gray bark when young becoming rough and deeply fissured with age.
Foliage - Even pinnately compound 10 - 20" long leaves are a smooth dark green above and pubescent below with a softly hairy stalk. The 17 - 25 leaflets about 1 1/4" wide at the base taper along a 6" length.
Flowers/fruit - Pale, yellow-green tubular flowers 3/8" long are in drooping, dense panicles about 1' long in spring and early summer. Fruit is a woody, persistent 2 1/2 - 3" capsule with a shiny dark brown surface dotted with light brown specks. At maturity it splits lengthwise to form a five-Iobed star, releasing winged seeds. The empty capsules are valued for floral arrangements.
No significant pest problems are known at this time. .
Clearances - Suitable for 5' minimum parkways, medians or cutouts.
for street sides, medians, parks and lawns.