The leaves are pinnate and will grow up to 60 cm (23 in). The single leaflets are ovate, the leaf margin is serrated and the leaf arrangement is alternate. The leaves fall off in autumn relatively early.
The male flowers hang in long kittens. The female flowers stand upright and are inconspicuous.
Nut: The young nuts taste best but are hard to get out of the shell.
The twigs are reddish brown to brown and the buds are round to slightly oval