A large sized tree growing to about 60′ tall with a rounded crown and straight trunk, may grow taller on good sites.
Leaves: alternate, simple, deciduous, oblong-oval, 1 – 2 1/2″ in length with coarsely toothed margins, smooth on top and slightly hairy below, turns yellow in the fall.
Flowers: early spring before leaves appear, reddish brown 1/8″ long with 5 stamens.
Fruit: single seed samaras 1/3″ long, surrounded by hairy fuzz or wing, notched at tip.
Twigs: zigzag, corky “wings” can be up to 1/2″ wide.
Bark: Thin, brown with fissures and flat topped ridges.
Comments: Fruit is valuable for wildlife (birds and squirrels). A good tree for use in ornamental settings.