A slow-growing small tree, U. speciosa has fragrant clusters of bright pink flowers that appear in early spring, followed by deep green pinnate leaves up to 12 inches long. Woody, tri-lobed seed pods are 1/2" in diameter, and fall leaf color is a golden-yellow. Multi-trunked, 8-12 ft., deciduous tree, can reach 30 ft. in height. Light gray to brown bark, smooth on young branches, becomes fissured with age.
Minimum temperature: 0° F