Habit: Small tree or large shrub, 6-10 m tall, 4-8 (10) m wide, dense branches, irregularly broad ovate to rotund, slightly squarrose, slow growing
Flowers: Hanging, yellow-green cymes during budding in April/ May.
Fruits: Red winged fruits, nearly parallel.
Leaves: Glossy dark green above, blueish green beneath, leathery, vivid yellow to orange autumn colour.
Bark: Gnarled; rectangular segmented bark with age.
Demands: Sun to light shade, frost hardy, tolerates wind, warmth, resistant to drought, leaf shedding during dry periods without no permanent damage, very healthy.
Soil: All well-drained soils, likes chalk.
Hardiness: Zone 6a