Medium-sized, deciduous tree with a pyramidal shape.
Grows best in light shade; sun okay if given regular water. Needs frequent deep watering for the first several summers. Typically trouble-free. Prefers rich, loose, acidic, moist soil for best fall color.
Beautiful round leaves make this a lovely shade tree. Very upright branching requires careful pruning to thin crowded stems.
60' at maturity
35' at maturity
Upright pyramidal when young, rounded with age
Green flowers appear before leaves but are not very showy.
Bluish-green heart-shaped are very attractive and turn yellow, red, and orange in fall.
Smooth, silver-gray bark. Shaggy and peeling on old trees.
Large forest tree of Japan and China.