This upright vase-shaped tree is native to Japan and blooms in early May with single pink flowers. The bark is a polished, reddish brown. New growth is purplish while the summer foliage is a shiny dark green. Good looking tree with three season appeal. Originated from seed collected in Hokkaido, Japan by Roland Jefferson, an arborist at the U. S. National Arboretum. Introduced by Bailey Nurseries for Normandale Community College. No fruit noticed to date.
Shape: Upright vase
Exposure: Full Sun
Foliage: Dark green
Fall Foliage: Yellow, orange, or red