Maine to North Carolina west to Illinois
Often pyramidal in youth, and open oval irregular crown at maturity.
Optimum growth in moist soils with full sun but can grow in gravelly soils.
Good tree for sandy slopes
Alternate, simple, on a long petiole and irregularly toothed on the margin. New growth is pubescent and changes to yellow in the fall.
Buds are imbricately scaled, long and pointed, fine pubescence is evident.
Bark is light in color sometimes a greenish gray color, nondescript.
Non-showy yellow flowers.
Nearly pear-shaped with fine hair tufts at the tip. Non-descript.