Round, fat flower buds burst into bright yellow clusters of bloom in the middle of winter brightening the gray rainy days. This lovely small tree is easy to grow and tolerates a wide range of conditions and is quite drought tolerant once established. In late summer edible, red fruit hangs from the branches but are usually too tart to eat fresh. On older trees the crooked twisted trunks will flake and peel in tan, gray and brown patches. Autumn leaf color is a rich, purple-red.
Colors & Combos
Great Color Contrasts: red, chartreuse
Great Color Partners: dark green, bronze
Culture NotesPlant this slow growing tree in a moist to well-drained soil with full sun to light or open shade. It can be adaptable to sandy soils or clay and is quite drought tolerant once established.
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Plant Type: tree
Foliage Type: deciduous
Plant Height: 10 ft. 0 in. (3.05 m.)
Plant Width/Spread: 10 ft. 0 in. (3.05 m.)
Hardiness: USDA Zones 5 to 8
Flower Color: yellow
Sun/Light Exposure: full sun to light or open shade
Water Requirements: drought tolerant when established