|Cuprea is a spreading tree, with elliptic, wavy edged leaves. Leaves are pale green in spring, turning dark purplish-red or pink-crimson, and glossy as summer progresses and with fall turns yellow and orange. When the light shines through the leaves, Cuprea is a magnificient tree. This tree's bark is smooth and silvery. Can grow in a wide variety of soils, but salty soil stunts growth. Many cultivars are available with wide ranging forms.