This tree is a native to China and is considered highly invasive. It grows very quickly and produces many seeds thus it is illegal now to plant it in Indianapolis. Native to China, this tree grows so quickly and produces so many seeds that it is illegal to plant it in Indianapolis. It was once commonly planted as a city tree and is the tree referred to in the book and movie "A Tree Grown in Brooklyn." Its compound leaves and leaf scars are large and conspicuous.