Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon:
- Broadleaf deciduous tree, fast growing, may reach a height of 50(80) ft [15(25) m], upright rounded crown. Bark is silvery-gray and smooth. Leaves alternate, simple, to 20 cm wide, mostly with 5 pointed lobes, margin entire, glossy green upper surface, lower surface covered with an off-white tomentose (short wooly hairs). Fruit is more or less spherical, 3.5 cm diam., rough, tawny haired, 1 or 2 per fruit stalk (peduncle).
- Full sun, is adapted to most soils, including alkaline soils; drought tolerant but irrigate until established.
- Hardy to USDA Zone 8 Native range extends from northeast Mexico to northern Guatemala; often found in wetland areas and near rivers.
- mexicana: of Mexico