A hardy and colorful native tree is perfect for difficult spots, tolerating heat, cold, wind, and poor soil. Bright green leaves turn bright reddish purple adding striking color throughout the growing season. Arching branches develop a rounded crown and make an attractive silhouette in winter.
A tremendous food source for a variety of animals. Spring flowers provide nectar and pollen to native pollinators and honey bees, including Mining Bees, Mason Bees, wasps, and flies. The small fruit is beloved by many species of birds and many mammals. Foliage provides caterpillar host food for butterflies and moths, including Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, Coral Hairstreak and some spectacular moths, including the Cecropia, Elegant Sphinx, Imperial and Promethean.