Bright clusters of pink flowers cover the branches of the entire tree before the leaves emerge creating an unforgettable display of color from April to May, large smooth perfectly heart-shaped leaves up to 6" long & wide are tinged with red when they first unfold, brown papery seed pods persist through the winter months, short trunked tree develops a rounded crown, food plant for Henry's Elfin Butterfly (Callophrys henrici) caterpillars, good nectar source, lots of birds feast on the seeds (Turkey, Quail, Doves, Grouse...), suitable for bonsai.
Native Range: WI, s. ON, NY & MA , south to AZ, TX & c. FL. Rare in CT, & NJ
Germination - Easy: Hot soak overnight OR 4 weeks cold stratification
*We normally carry this item but are temporarily sold out. We expect to have it available again as soon as our plants in production reach sufficient size/maturity or we harvest more seed. In some cases, plants may be recovering from caterpillar damage (Monarchs love our Milkweed), wind or hail damage, rampaging woodchucks, downed trees, or other natural issues. We are constantly updating our web site so please check back again.Review or Finalize Your Order