|Fast growing, upright tree becomes broadly rounded with age and reaches a size of 35 to 40 feet tall and wide. New foliage emerges vibrant red, turns dark green in summer and brilliant orange to fiery red in fall. Smooth, light gray bark becomes deeply ridged with age. Showy red flowers precede foliage on intriguing reddish branches. May have a problem with leaf scorch or borer infestations. An excellent large lawn tree. Species is native to eastern United States.