Category: Tree - Deciduous
Zones: 4 to 9
Size: To 60' tall and 35' wide
Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade
Pointed oval leaves, to 6" long, dark green above, paler below. Flowers greenish-white in spring, followed by fruit (on female trees), to 2" diameter, orange. Dark grey bark in rectangular blocks. Has a deep tap root so not easy to move. Deer like the fruit.
Wood is dark and very hard and was used to make utensils and the heads of golf clubs.
Native to eastern and central US.