The keys of the developing seeds have a sweet exudation on them and this is often sucked by children.The leaves can be wrapped round food such as buns when baking them and they impart a sweet flavour.
Layering, which takes about 12 months, is successful with most species in this genus. Cuttings of young shoots in June or July. The cuttings should have 2 - 3 pairs of leaves, plus one pair of buds at the base. Remove a very thin slice of bark at the base of the cutting, rooting is improved if a rooting hormone is used. The rooted cuttings must show new growth during the summer before being potted up otherwise they are unlikely to survive the winter.Cultivars can be budded onto rootstocks of the species. Any grafting is best carried out in September rather than February.
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A fairly aggressive tree, it self-sows freely and inhibits the growth of nearby plants. It is often one of the first trees to colonize open land. It is fast growing and establishes rapidly. It can supplant native trees, at least in the short-term, though recent evidence suggests that in the long term it does not usually become the dominant tree in British woodlands and it is often recommended for planting in broad-leaved woods by the Forestry Commission, especially in windy areas[K]. Plants are subject to sooty bark disease - this is not fatal and occurs most often in years that follow hot summers. There are many named forms that have been selected for their ornamental value.Trees take 25 years to come into bearing from seed.
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