|'Nigra' has very dark purple foliage that retains its color throughout the summer. The flowers are pink and single, 5/8 inch wide.
This is a rounded, deciduous tree with ovate to obovate leaves. Bears solitary, bowl-shaped flowers, to 1 inch long, along bare shoots in early spring. 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.