This tree is sparingly produced in its native home— Kentucky and western Tennessee—where it attains a height of from thirty-five to fifty feet and a diameter of ten to twelve inches, and is also successfully cultivated as an ornamental tree in many parts of the United States as far north as Connecticut. It forms a considerable spread of foliage, composed of rows of leaflets, broadly oval, smooth, two inches broad and from three to four long. The branches, being, like the petioles and leaf-nerves, of a yellowish hue, contrast admirably with the dark-green of its trunk-bark. It flowers in April and May, forming elegant white, pendulous racemes six to ten inches long, slightly odoriferous. Its seeds are contained in flat pods, and mature in the United States in the month of August. It is propagated from seed, and its favorite soil is a loose, deep, and fertile one. The wood of this tree is soft and fine-grained, but is very little made use of except for the vegetable coloring which its heart imparts for the purpose of dyeing. Botanical interest and ornamental purposes are the chief inducements to cultivate this species.