Japanese native is a highly prized smaller tree that offers year round interest. For winter appeal, the smooth sinuous bark exfoliates to reveal patches of mauvey grey to rusty orange. The tree has a narrow upright habit that features layered branching with deep green foliage. In summer, the single white flowers from late June-July resemble camellias with showy golden anthers. In the fall, the foliage turns yellow, red and orange. Spring foliage is plum edged. An elegant trouble-free tree for home gardens.