This tree is very cold hardy (Zone 2b-6), and conversely will show stress in hot, dry sites. It grows to 35'-45' high. The bark varies from a metallic golden to copper-like color to a deep rich glossy brown (see photos below). Some trees show quite a bit of exfoliation, while others do not. Does best in a moist well drained site.
The tree produces white flowers in spring that are mildly showy, but certainly not as bold as most cherries. Flowering typically occurs in early to mid-May. Mature trees have a rounded outline. Click Here for a photo of a mature tree, courtesy of USDA
A good choice where a medium-sized shade tree with some ornamental qualities is disired. .