Large tree with a pyramidal shape and distrinctive branch structure
Growth Rate: Moderate
Foliage: Glossy dark green lobed leaves. Red to bronze during autumn, better colour produced in cooler areas. Dried brown leaves often persist over winter.
Flower: Catkins followed by small acorns
Bark: Dark grey brown, becoming ridged and rough with age
Tolerances: Adaptable to most positions from wet to dry. Tolerant to windy sites