Native, deciduous tree; nice fall color and small berries that attract wildlife. Named purshiana after Fredrick T. Pursh, an important early North American plant collector.
Shade-tolerant, but does well in sun. Best in moist, well-drained soils.
Berries are attractive to birds and other wildlife.
30' at maturity
25' at maturity
Erect, oval with graceful, sparse branching.
Umbrella-shaped clusters of small, green to yellow flowers in summer.
The tree's elliptical green leaves become yellow, orange, red, or purple in fall. Leaf surfaces are wavy.
Thin, smooth and burgundy when young. Grayish-brown, somewhat scaly on mature trees.
Native to Pacific Northwest. Bark has important medicinal properties.