Nat. Ord. (Natural Order) Ebenaceï¿½. Lin. Syst. (Linnean System) Polygamia, Diï¿½cia. The Highlands of the Hudson, and about the same latitude on the Connecticut, may be considered the northern limits of this small tree. It generally forms a spreading loose head, of some twenty or thirty feet high, in good soils in the middle states; but we have seen a specimen of nearly eighty feet, in the old Bartram Garden at Philadelphia; and fifty feet is probably the average growth on deep fertile lands in the southern states.