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Tree Details

Hardiness zone:
4 – 9
Height:
usually 30 – 50 , rarely to over 100
Spread:
20 – 30
Habit:
In youth: pyramidal with dense branching; At maturity: irregularly rounded or flat-topped with horizontal branches
Light:
Best in sun or partial shade
Soil:
Well-drained, acidic soil, but can be found growing wild in dry or less commonly moist soils
Flowers:
Flowers and fruit are inconspicuous
Fruit:
Flowers and fruit are inconspicuous
Landscape use:
Specimen or shade tree or for naturalizing in groves
History:
Native range is Maine, Ontario, Michigan to Florida and Texas; introduced before 1750
Pests\Problems:
Difficult to transplant because of taproot
Significant Features:
A most beautiful native tree in leaf – lustrous, dark green above during the growing season changing to brilliant yellow to orange to scarlet to purple colors in the fall