A profusion of stunning, large, deep reddish purple flowers that bloom late in the season on otherwise bare stems, followed by large, bright green leaves on this handsome, sturdy, upright tree with a narrow crown of upward reaching branches. An excellent landscape specimen. Deciduous. Care – Grows easily in deep, nutrient-rich, well-drained, loamy soil, but adaptable. Shelter from harsh winter winds and late season cold snaps. Water deeply, regularly during first few growing seasons to establish extensive root system; once established, water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil. Feed in early spring before new growth emerges.Pruning time: winter.