Beautiful small flowering tree with rounded canopy. Glossy green foliage. Dark red exfoliating bark. Full sun- can tolerate part shade, but will not flower as heavily. Deciduous.
Size at Maturity:
Moderate grower to 15-20' tall and 15' wide.
Gorgeous purple panicle flowers in summer.
Stunning large purple flowers in summer, bright red/orange fall color in fall with dark red exfoliating red bark to show off in the winter make this a multi-interest tree. Perfect for corner foundations, mixed borders, masses, specimen, urban and woodland gardens, containers and fire-scaping. Easy care other than pruning. Drought tolerant.
Thrives in average, well-drained soil. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency, once established. Feed in early spring. Thin young trees late winter to early spring; leave 3 to 7 main trunks or canopy branches. Remove suckers from the base of older trees.Pruning time: late winter or early spring. Prune selectively- DO NOT SHEAR or TOP. May require clean up of old seed pods if planted near a sidewalk.