|Spreading, deciduous tree with peeling, gray to brown bark. The obovate, oblong, or elliptic, deeply lobed, green leaves, to 9 inches long, are often tinged with pink when young. Leaves turn purple-red in the fall. Bears single, oblong acorns.
An extremely long-lived tree, this is one to plant for your great grandchildren. Unfortunately, this tree is difficult for nurserymen to produce because of slow growth and tempermental transplanting. This beautiful tree is best started when young.