Flower is a catkin and appears just before or with new leaves. Fruit is an acorn with a shallow cap. The brown acorn is round, almost 1″ long, with a flat, thick, saucer like cap and grows singularly or in pairs.
|Habitat||Best known for its brilliant autumn color. It is both long-lived and relatively fast growing. Prefers slightly acidic soil but is drought tolerant and can grow in loamy, moist, sandy, well drained and clay soils. Acorns provide food for wildlife.|
|Leaf Description||Leaves are smooth, 2.75- 6.25" long. Five-9 lobes extend more than half of the distance to the mid-rib. Upper surface is glossy green, secondary veins are raised. Bristle-tipped leaves turn scarlet red in autumn.|
|Soil Type||All Types|