A large tree in the wild, with smooth grey bark, though very rarely seen in the UK and reaching a maximum of 15m so far. Ovate to elliptic foliage with a drawn out tip and deeply impressed veins on a handsome, well branched rounded crown. Yellow to orange globose fruit in autumn follow the insignificant spring flowers. A hardy member of the Cannabis family, this genus is either known as Nettle trees or Hackberries and were once part of the Elm family. For any reasonable soil in sun or semi-shade.