A large, statuesque shade tree, long lived with a relatively fast growth rate and good habit. Young leaves are a reddish color as they unfurl. Mature leaves are shiny dark green, deeply lobed and each lobe comes to a distinct point. Fall color is russet-red to bright red. New root pruning and fertilization techniques in nursery production have made oaks easier to transplant and have given them faster growth rates. Plated and striated bark.
Callicarpa americana. Photo: Mervin Wallace
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