A large tree growing to 70' plus, symmetrical rounded crown.
Leaves: deciduous, alternate, simple, dull green on top, paler beneath.
Flowers: Spring, male catkins are 2 to 3 inches in length, female in short spikes.
Fruit: Single or paired, acorn is about 1/2" long.
Twigs: smooth, slender dark red with reddish brown, sharp pointed terminal bud.
Bark: Smooth, light brown to dark grayish black, wide scaly ridges as tree matures.
Comments: Fast growing, transplants easily, popular ornamental shade tree and tolerates poor drainage soils.