It has a more static, formal, upright habit with a denser crown. It is ideal for the use as a specimen tree for a more formal garden. It needs consistently moist soil but still prefers it to be well drained. Mulching is preferable.
Decorative useful value
Striking white, pink, or peeling brown bark. The dark green leaves give a striking effect to the white stem in summertime. The yellow-brown male catkins, up to 12 cm long, open in early spring.
You can get the tree as a standard or multi-stem plant.