It tends to be self-pruning. Many higher-elevation provenances likely to be more hardy than E. nitens. Stands in NE Spain were undamaged by frosts to -13.5°C, and many trees withstood -17°C without damage. It coppices well, and the coppice appears to naturally develop a very few dominant shoots. It is said to grow well on alkaline soils, as well as neutral and acid ones. Defined seed sources deserve further trialling.