A dense shade tree with a straight trunk and well-shaped canopy, and a crown which is originally conical before becoming broadly round. The glossy foliage is an excellent maroon red all season. It is heat tolerant and moderately drought resistant once established. Plant in full sun to partial shade in average well-drained soil. Adaptable to various soil conditions and great as a shade or specimen tree. It does well in most soil types and tolerates air pollution.