Oval to rounded small tree up to 35 foot tall.
Sun to light shade. Prefers acid, well-drained soils and is tolerant of drought.
Good tree for small residential lots. Street tree. Deserves more use.
Opposite, simple 1.5 to 3.5 inches across, 3 lobes, base rounded, margins entire or irregularly serrate. Glossy green in summer with red to orange, possibly yellow, late fall color.
Buds are imbricately scaled, pointed rich brown buds. Terminals approximately .125 inches long.
Sinuous trunk is covered with an orange-brown, exfoliating bark.
Greenish yellow, borne in downy umbel-like corymbs with the leaves in March, April-May; scarcely noticeable.
Samara, .75 to 1 inch long, wings parallel.
Seed, cuttings; cultivars are normally grafted.