Trees male, producing catkins at the end of October. Massive, widely planted and easily recognised by the yellowish crowns that are pale lime-green in spring but become more yellow through the summer. The leaves have a translucent, sparsely ciliate edge often without glands at the junction of leaf blades and stalks (which are sometimes reddish). [P. monilifera 'Aurea', 'Serotina Aurea']
P. 'Serotina Aurea' is similar.
A bud mutation originating in the Van Geert Nursery, Ghent, Belgium in 1867.
NSW: Berrima (Berrima Bridge Nursery).