A fine species that develops into a loose, 30-40' specimen. Foliage is dark green and backed by prominent, blue-white stomatal lines. Plants are native to regions in Japan, Korea and Manchuria and were originally introduced to western horticulture by Dr. von Siebold in the mid 1800's. In the garden, plants are adaptable to most sites provided that sun and adequate drainage are present. Valued for use as an accent tree, massing or for use as an informal screen.