This is a large, fast growing and long-lived tree with a dead straight trunk. The crown is narrow early on but later develops to conical. It’s unique feature is the deciduous foliage; a glossy green leaf with four lobes and appearing to have been cut off at the top. In autumn the colour is fantastic as it turns shades of golden yellows. In early summer exquisite Tulip-shaped flowers are produced followed by conical fruits consisting of many winged nutlets pressed together in a spiral. Also the light grey corky bark often forms intricate patterns of vertical ridges…all in all a great tree!
Prefers full sun or part shade and a deep free draining soil.
H 10m S 6m in 20 years