Oval- rounded head of upright shape
Full sun, prefer well drained, loamy, slightly acid soil.
Foundation plant, small tree for lawn or street.
Deep, lustrous green in summer. Alternate, simple 2.5 to 5 inches long, 1 to 2.5 inches wide. Oval to obovate-oblong shape, obtuse apex and rounded or subcordate base. Yellow to orange fall color.
Vegetative buds are stalked, with 2 outer scales, brownish color. Flower buds globose about .33 inch diameter, brownish black.
Exfoliating on the old branches, expose gray, green, white from mosaic.
March to April, apetalous, crimson-maroon to yellow.
A capsule, single seed per cell. about .375 inches long, bright brown.
Cuttings- June-July treated with 1000 to 3000 ppm KIBA and placed under mist. After cuttings have rooted, it is important to leave them in a medium where they can go dormant; after they have received a natural or artificial cold period and when new growth ensues, they should be potted. Place cuttings under extended photoperiod after they have rooted to insure overwinter survial.
'Biltmore' - Beautiful, venerable tree, large rounded habit, low-branched, with massive trunk and exfoliating bark.
'Burgundy' - Burgundy foliage when first emerging.
'Jennifer Teates' - Tightly-branched, upright form with early leafing, lustrous dark green foliage; stands out from everyday seedlings.