Native to Japan and Korea. Medium sized tree grows to 35'. Leaves are a glossy dark green that change to red, purple and orange for autumn. Fast growth rate. Very showy small white flowers in April, mildly malodorous. Very tolerant and adaptable of hot dry conditions. Excellent street tree. "Aristocrat" is a cultivar more preferable to "Bradford" as it is less likely to split under snow load.
Asia Season: Spring