Tree resembling C. heterophylla but all the leaves are normally 3-lobed, sometimes 5-lobed. Medium sized tree; outer bark smooth, lenticellate, slash pale yellow, soft, with narrow ladder like strands. Also a tree of rocky sites. Fruits lacking the long point of C. heterophylla. It can become a medium-sized tree. Note: intermediate forms with C. heterophylla may be found, perhaps as a result of cross pollination.