This is a rare hard-to-find species of tree and is small and multi-stemmed. It produces long, tapered dark green leaves. Flowers are white in fall with orange-gold stamens. This tree does well once it is established. It will grow reasonably fast, 8-18 inches per year. This tree has a certain mystery to it. It is hard to find if not extinct in the wild today. John Bartram, a plant explorer was thought to have discovered it in Georgia and brought to his home in Pennsylvania.