Category: Tree - Deciduous
Zones: (3)4 to 9
Size: 30 to 50' tall, 20 to 30' wide
Growth Rate: Slow
Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade
Pyramidal when young but more spreading and horizontal in maturity. Prefers moist, acidic soil. Tolerates poorly drained soils and occasional flooding. Also drought tolerant. Not easily transplanted because of the long taproot. Good shade tree. Yellow to orange to red autumn color.
'Lakeside Weeper' - arching branches
Published in Arbust. Amer. 97 in 1785.
Native to eastern Canada, eastern and central US and Mexico.
Introduced to cultivation in 1750.
RHS Award of Garden Merit in 2002 and Award of Merit in 1951.