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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 6a -23.3 °C (-10 °F) to -20.6 °C (-5 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 6-10 feet
Plant Spread: 6-10 feet
Leaves: Good fall color
Deciduous
Fruit: Showy
Fruiting Time: Late winter or early spring
Late fall or early winter
Winter
Flowers: Showy
Blooms on new wood
Flower Color: Purple
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Suitable Locations: Street Tree
Xeriscapic
Uses: Provides winter interest
Shade Tree
Flowering Tree
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Other Beneficial Insects: nectar & pollen gathering insects
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Salt tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Sow in situ
Can handle transplanting
Other info: Days to germinate: 2 to 3 weeks. Can be planted in potting medium.
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Division
Pollinators: Bumblebees
Bees
Various insects
Containers: Not suitable for containers
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

Purple Magic

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Comments:
Posted by Whitebeard (Riverhead, NY - Zone 7a) on Feb 10, 2016 12:43 PM

Here in zone 7, my 'Purple Magic' doesn't begin to leaf out until late June or early July. It does bloom late into growing season, but the bare spring branches don't make for the best look.

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