|May - June|
Tree: short thick trunk and wide rounded top about 40 feet tall. Native to China.
Bark: Dark gray, furrowed
Leaves: 5 to 15 inches long, Heart shaped velvet like.
Flowers: Blue or pale violet 2 inches or more long, in panicles.
Fruit: In cone shaped dry capsules 1 to 1.5 inches long. Seeds small and numerous.
Use: Ornamental. Has escaped into the wild.
Location: Woods edge
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