Flowers are small, inconspicuous with males and females separate on the same tree (monoecious). Females look a lot like L. styraciflua flowers.
Fruit is a roundish spiny ball of individual fruits about 1" or larger in diameter. Softer than L. styraciflua fruit.
Bark is attractive, gray brown and furrowed.
Misidentification: Sort of like a few cultivars of Japanese maples, but the leaves are alternate. Looks like a shallow lobed version of American sweet gum but the lobes are almost always 3 and the shape of the tree is very different.
303 Clinton St.