A small tree with a spherical crown up to 5 -6 m in height and width.
It is able to withstand poor, dry soil. Needs a sunny position. Grows in any soil except very waterlogged conditions.
Umbraculifera' is always grafted on a stem, at heights between 1.80 m and 2.50 m. The branches do not have any thorns.
The green leaves are smaller than those of the species, as are the leaf segments. Leafs out late and keeps its leaves long into the autumn. Does not produce flowers and grows well in light, calcareous soil.