Commonly 50′ to 70′ can grow up to 150′.
Leaves: deciduous, alternate, 4-7″ long, star shaped leaves, wonderful fall color (red and yellow)
Flowers: March-May, small, green, sexes separate but on the same tree.
Fruit: Maturing in the fall, 1″ woody balls made up of many little capsules each with 2 sharply pointed breaks and containing tiny winged seeds.
Twigs: slender, green to reddish brown often with corky wings.
Bark: rough, corky, furrowed, brown to gray.
Comments: Fast growing, long lived, great fall color, and prefers moist areas.