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Grows to a height 20 to 30 feet. Spread 25 to 35 feet. Large, dark green, heart-shaped leaves 3 to 5 inches long and wide emerge a reddish color changing to dark green and then yellow in the fall. The flowers are perfect reddish purple in bud, opening to a rosy pink with purplish tinge in early spring. The early blossoms draw butterflies and nectar seeking insects. Yields brownish black seed pods 2 to 3 inches long that hang on throughout winter. Song birds relish the seeds. Wildlife habitat. Plant in full sun to partial shade. Plant in acidic, loamy, sandy, moist, well drained or clay soil. Makes a bold statement in the landscape. Very effective as a mass or group planting. (3 yr, 12-24 in.)