March 11, 2016
- Height: 70’ - 100’
- Site characteristics: Moist, slightly acidic, and moderately coarse to fine soils; full sun
- Zone: 5b - 9a
- Wet/dry: Tolerates intermittent flooding, moderate drought
- Native range: Southeastern United States
- pH: 5.0 - 7.5
- Other: Does not do well in locations where roots are limited in their development
- Shape: Pyramidal when young, round with age
- Other: Excellent fall color, fruit litter may be objectionable
- Cultivars: ‘Moraine’ – Zone 4b, bright red fall color. ‘Rotundaloba’ - fruitless, not as hardy. ‘Worplesdon’ – orange-red fall color, broadly pyramidal to oval.
- Additional: Northern seed source recommended, transplant in spring
- Pests: Winter dieback is possible. Some problems with scale and bleeding necrosis, but relatively pest-free.
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