|'Krauter Vesuvius' is similar to 'Thundercloud', but more upright and rounded. Light pink flowers appear before the leaves. This is a rounded, deciduous tree with ovate to obovate, deep purple leaves. Quite heat tolerant. Some trees produce small plum-like fruit. This is a highly decorative tree with beautiful foliage. Excellent in Japanese gardens, or just about anywhere you would like an extravagant, showy specimen tree.