Height: 15-30'; Spread: 20'
Deciduous, upright vase-like form, moderate canopy.
Medium green, serrated, oval leaves 2-5" long. Fall foliage can be orange-yellow depending on temperatures. Tree is bare December-March.
Many pink, double flowers in clusters 2-4" across, bloom March-April, just as tree begins to leaf out.
Smooth, light gray bark.
In general, 15-20 gallons per week for the first 2 years; 15-20 gallons twice a month for the 3rd year; as needed after 3 years (varies by soil, sun, and wind conditions).
- Tree Care:
Moderate. Early pruning needed to train a good shape; pruning needed less frequently with age. Occasional removal of suckers.
- Special Considerations:
Prefers sun. Needs good drainage. Does not tolerate steady winds. Susceptible to shot hole fungus (which is cosmetic, not fatal).
- Notable Traits:
Cultivar of Japanese native. Spring flower display. Good tree for 2x3' basins and beneath overhead wires. Disease and pest resistant. Attracts birds and bees.