Height: 10-18'; Spread: 10-18'
Deciduous; typically grows multiple trunks, rounded canopy.
Dark green to showy yellow/orange/red in fall, heart-shaped leaf 2–3” long.
Magenta flowers in clusters cover branches in spring before leaves appear.
Purplish tan to brown legume seed pods appear in summer and persist into winter.
Smooth gray bark darkens with age.
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 to train a good shape. Regular pruning needed less frequently with age.
Drought tolerant (once established), any soil, heat, and some shade.
- Special Considerations:
Multi-trunk. Needs wide basin for surface roots
- Notable Traits:
Native to California. Resistant to oak root fungus. Flowers before leaves appear.