Tough tree species. Though it prefers rich moist soils like most species, this tree can tolerate of a range of soils. May be slower growing in tougher urban settings. Fall color ranges from yellow to orange to red. Good for smaller planter strips (4 to 6 ft wide) especially given its narrower canopy (20 ft wide). Features: fall color, trunk shape. Full sun to shade. Approved cultivars include 'Native Flame' and 'Rising Fire' whcih both have excellent fall color.