Area of origin : North East of the United States. From sea level to 1000m altitude. Introduced into Europe in 1800.
Adult Dimensions : Height up to 25m (82'), width up to 10m (32,8').
Foliage : Deciduous.
Soil Type : Rich and moist. Dislikes lime.
Hardiness : Tolerant to -32°C.
Exposure : Full light.
Characteristics and Uses : This is a tree that is quite compact but rounded in shape, the lower branches trailing. It is found growing naturally in river valleys and marshes. The trunk rarely reaches 80cm (31,5") in diameter. The dark green shiny leaves are grey- green and soft underneath. In autumn they are tinted brown and red and pink underneath. The acorns can measure up to 3cm (1,2") long.