A very large and fast growing shade tree. Probably not a good choice for small sites or confined areas. Pyramidal shape when young, round when mature and usually highly branched. Unusual maple-like leaves with the tip cut straight across.Yellow-green-orange tulip-like flowers in early summer are carried high on the branches.Interesting fruits follow that are cone-like persist through winter. Bright green leaves in summer turning a golden yellow in fall. An aristocratic tree!
Callicarpa americana. Photo: Mervin Wallace
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