This unusual tree is grown for its yellow flowers in winter and many other unique characteristics. The flowers have thin petals, are fragrant, and appear in February. The tree grows as a single or multi-stemmed plant that is vase-shaped. Its parallel-veined leaves turn yellow to orange in the fall.
This tree grows in sun to part shade, but flowers best in the sun. It tolerates a wide variety of soils. It makes an excellent accent or small understory tree.