Description from Flora of China
Trees to 25 m tall; bark grayish green, furrowed and dull when older; crown broadly conical. Branches spreading; branchlets yellowish gray, robust, angled, glabrous. Buds light green, ovoid, glabrous, viscid, apex acuminate. Petiole terete, pilose; leaf blade ovate or rhombic-ovate, 7-10 × ca. 5 cm, abaxially green or slightly white, adaxially deep green, base broadly cuneate or rounded, margin crenate-serrate, narrowly translucent at edge, apex long acuminate to caudate. Fruiting catkin to 18 cm. Capsule glabrous, 2-valved, stipitate.
Used for wood pulp and timber for construction; also planted for landscaping and reforestation.
Planted. Hebei, Heilongjiang, Jilin, Liaoning [Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan; Europe]