HARDINESS: Zones 4 - 9.
GROWTH HABIT: 25' high with 15'-20' spread. Irregular, upright, vase-like shape. Moderate to fast growth rate; prefers well-drained soil.
FOILAGE: Oval to heart shaped leaves that turn dark green in summer and yellow in fall.
FLOWERS: Purple or pink in early spring.
BARK: Smooth, thin brownish grey; matures to black, rough ridges.
LANDSCAPE VALUE: Very ornamental. Makes an excellent specimen tree. Small flowering tree that adapts to different regions and soil types. Highly drought tolerant.