Instead of the usual green foliage, this variety has dark purple leaves.
It makes an excellent specimen tree particularly when planted against blue or yellow foliage colours.
The dark purple, glossy, pendulous foliage provides soft filtered shade, making it ideal for underplanting with small shrubs, annuals or perennials.
The best dark foliage colour is achieved in full sun.
The leaves turn orange and red in autumn.
The dark coloured turns to a creamy white as it matures.