|This is a spreading tree, often shrubby in appearance. Leaves are oval with distinctly toothed margins, dark green with silky-hair texture in spring, turning golden brown in the fall. The bark is smooth and silvery. This species is native of Eastern North America and are valued for their form and foliage. This makes a good specimen tree or a nice addition to a woodland garden. It can grow in a wide variety of soils, but salty soil stunts growth.