A spectacular and rare variety. The crimson, purple, or pink flowers appear on the bare stems and are followed by heart shaped foliage which turns from translucent yellow to a yellow-green in summer. Leaves at the centre of the tree are somewhat darker, creating a striking gradient of colour from mid-green to bright yellow at the edge of the canopy. In autumn, it turns shades of golden yellow.
Spring flowering. Best in a sunny and sheltered spot. 3m x 4m (10' x 13').