Native to: Japan Crown: Somewhat irregular to rounded Height: 10 - 15 feet Width: 10 - 15 feet Growth Rate: Moderate
Characteristics: This tree has dark green, hairy foliage. Harlequin's fragrant, tubular, white flower clusters are twice as long as its prominent scarlet calyces. Late summer blooms often appear at the same time as its fruit.
Negative Features: Low branching and multi-stemmed habit required regular pruning to develop tree form and maintain an 8'-10' high canopy suitable for street tree use.
Uses: Good for underneath wires, cul-de-sacs, and tight situations where there is little room on arterial, collector, and residential streets. Good for entry features and highlights. Best used in limited quantity. This is a good choice when a shorter tree is necessary in order not to obscure a view.
Comments: Harlequin is a small shrub that can be trained into a tree for use in tight situations.