Zones: 5 to 9
Size: To 25' tall but more normally 10' tall
Growth Rate: Slow
Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun
Alternate leaves to 6" long with coarsely toothed margin, white tomentose below when young. Small bur coverered with sharp spines to 1.5" diameter, containing a chestnut. Suckers. Large shrub to small tree. Drought tolerant once established.
Published in Gard. Dict., ed. 8 #2 in 1768.
Native to eastern and southern USA.
Introduced to cultivation in 1699.