This fast-growing ancient tree is remarkably trouble-free. A deciduous conifer with bright green, feathery needles in spring that will turn orange to russet-red in fall before dropping. It has a neat pyramidal form in youth, that will become more rounded with age and form a wide flare at the base. Small, round, cones start green and mature to brown, reaching about 1″ in length. Bark is reddish-brown and peels in long strips. Does best in acidic, consistently moist soils.