A deciduous tree whose smooth, gray bark provides interest in winter. Casts a dense, cooling shade. Leaves are large, oval and begin the season in dark green and change to yellow in the fall. A medium water user that likes well-drained acidic soil. Can tolerate cold but low humidity may cause stress. Part shade to full sun, prefers moist, light soil. Deep water 7-10 days. Not temperature sensitive, or disease prone and needs no additional protection.