- Height: 15-25'; 10-20' spread
- Light: Afternoon shade
- Soil: Well drained; tolerates clay
- Foliage: Heart-shaped; yellow fall
- Bloom: Spring, fuscia, before leaves emerge
- Landscape: Street tree, specimen in a woodland garden
- Resistance: Deer, Black Walnut
- More information and native range here
- Good alternative to nonnative cherry trees
Pollinator value: Very High. Attracts hummingbirds, butterflies; special value to native bees.
Stunning purple flowers decorate branches in early spring before the foliage, providing pollinators with critical early nectar. Provides nesting materials, and songbirds feed on the seeds.
Heart-shaped leaves in a pleasant lime- to mid-green color on arching branches turn yellow in fall. Brown seed pots provide early winter interest.
One of the loveliest of the small trees and beautiful in just about any garden setting. Likes a break from afternoon sun.