Broadleaf deciduous tree with striking bark, showy white flowers, and colorful fall leaves. Pyramidal to oval shape.
Avoid planting in locations with southern or western exposure and hot afternoon sun. Slow growing. Prefers full morning sun to partial shade and moist, well-drained soil. Does not tolerate wind or drought and requires on-going establishment watering. A beautiful tree that can require maintenance to truly thrive.
Beautiful ornamental tree.
30' at maturity
20' at maturity
Conical and generally small and bushy
Attractive white, camellia-like flowers with five petals appear in early to mid-summer.
Dark green oval serrated leaves, a shiny, paler green below. Turn to a vibrant red in fall.
Very attractive flaking, patchy bark revealing grays, browns and reds.
Native to Japan.