White blossoms appear to float above the stems. The flowers are yellow and very small and are surrounded by 4 large white (sometimes pink) bracts. Each bract has a rounded notch on the outer edge. Fruits ripen in fall.
|Habitat||Considered the most spectacular of our native trees. Single or multi trunked with a spreading crown. Flowers are showy and long-lasting. Red fall leaf color adds to its landscaping value. It is a valuable food plant for wildlife. Many birds and mammals consume its seeds.|
|Leaf Description||Leaves are opposite, simple and medium green. The veins follow the elliptic curve of the leaf and are deep. Leaves turn red-purple in fall.|
|Light Source||Partial Sun|