|Purpurea Pendula is an irregular, spreading tree, with long weeping branches that reach the ground. Requires steaking to establish vertical growth. Leaves are elliptic, wavy edged and purple. This tree's bark is smooth and silvery. This tree makes a beautiful container plant that can be held for many years in tubs or large pots. Can grow in a wide variety of soils, but salty soil stunts growth.