This stately 100 ft. tall deciduous tree makes as striking a statement in winter with its white patchy bark, as it does in spring fully leafed out. It has dark green leaves that are somewhat felty to the touch, and do not color to speak of in fall. The fruits may be a problem when the tree is planted near turf or walkways. The 1 in. spiny, dry globes wreak havoc with a lawnmower or a pair of high heels. Best when planted 25-30 ft. from concrete so large anchor roots dont crack concrete or pipes. Needs full sun, well-drained soil and deep watering once every 10-14 days. Not temperature sensitive or disease prone. Does not need protection.