Height: 20-25'; Spread: 15'
Deciduous; oval, vase-like form; moderate canopy.
Burgundy or purple-green, serrated oval leaves, 2-3" long. Tree is bare November-January.
Many light pink, fragrant flowers, 1" across, along bare branches, bloom late January-February.
Rough dark brown bark.
In general, 15-20 gallons per week for the first 2 years; 15-20 gallons twice a month for the 3rd year; as needed after 3 years (varies by soil, sun, and wind conditions).
- Tree Care:
Moderate. Early pruning needed to train a good shape; pruning needed less frequently with age. Annual thinning of crossed and crowded branches. Requires removal of suckers.
- Special Considerations:
Prefers sun or partial shade. Does not tolerate steady winds which can defoliate upper branches. Susceptible to shothole fungus, which is cosmetic but not fatal.
- Notable Traits:
One of the first trees to bloom in the spring, fragrant flowers. Good tree for 2x3' basins and beneath overhead wires. Attracts bees.