Type: Deciduous tree
Spread: 25-35 feet
Native Range: Eastern North America, statewide in Missouri
Soil: dry to medium, avoid wet or poorly drained soils
Sunlight needs: Full sun to part shade
Tolerates: clay soil
Landscape use: Street tree, flowering tree, naturalized area
Brief Description: Often multi-trunked tree with rounded crown, stunning pea-like rose-purple flowers which bloom on bare branches in spring. Heart shaped leaves turn yellow to green-yellow in fall.
Possible Problems: Canker can be a significant disease problem. Verticillium wilt, dieback, leaf spots, mildew and blights may also occur. Insect pests include Japanese beetles, tree hoppers, leaf hoppers, caterpillars, borers, webworms and scale. Keeping the tree vigorous by regular watering and by pruning out dead branches as needed will help keep the tree healthy.
Stand out Features: Profusely flowering tree
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