|Grown for its brilliant fall color, this is a deciduous tree, with a broad conical growth habit. A great choice on poor sites, tolerating even bad drainage. Larger trees are difficult to transplant because of the taproot. Ball and burlap plants should be moved in early spring and given plenty of water until established. Thrives in moist acid soils. Dr. Michael Dirr says this is one of the "best and most consistent native trees for fall color."