This tree is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring.
- Position: full sun or partial shade
- Soil: fertile, moist but well-drained neutral to acid soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: March to April
- Hardiness: fully hardy
The stems of this shrubby tree are distinctly upright, so in time, the plant forms a tall, slender specimen that is ideal for adding height in smaller spaces. Offering star-like spring flowers, summer fruits, which can be cooked and eaten, and good autumn leaf colour, this small tree provides a long season of interest – as well as fulfilling a very valuable role!
- Garden care: Remove dead, damaged or crossing branches in late winter or early spring.