Distinguishing Features: Deep narrow and pointed lobes, small acorns
- Type: Deciduous
- Form at maturity: 75 feet tall, pyramidal shape when young, oval to gumdrop-shape when older
- Leaf: Alternate leaf arrangement, leaves with shaply-pointed lobes, 5 to 7 lobes, each with terminal bristles, 3 to 6 inches long leaves,matures to a shiny, dark green colour, turn deep red in fall.
- Flower: Insignificant monoecious yellowish-green flowers in separate male and female catkins
- Bark: Smooth bark on medium-sized branches, main trunk with shallow ridges and furrows, color is gray brown
- Fruit or Seed: Fruits are rounded acorns (to 1/2 inch long), with shallow, saucer-shaped acorn cups that barely cover the acorn base