Most frequently grown as a single specimen tree in the landscape. Its coarse-textured leaves provide an excellent background for shrubs, particularly needle evergreens. It is best to plant it in an ornamental bed instead of an open lawn area. Growth can be accelerated with light frequent applications of fertilizer during the first few seasons. They can be grown in sun or shade. It prefers moist, well-drained, acidic soils. It is tolerant of high moisture levels and can be planted in areas prone to wet/dry fluctuations in soil moisture.