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The flowers on this small tree/shrub are showy, light to dark magenta pink in color, 1.5 cm (½ inch) long, appearing in clusters from Spring to early Summer, on bare stems before the leaves. Tree has a spreading crown and reaches a height of 20 to 30 feet.
Deciduous forest in the midlands of South Carolina. Canopy trees in the area include sweet gum, oak, hickory, and hackberry.