Broadleaf deciduous tree, globe shaped, with a slow to medium growth rate, reaching about 60 ft (~18 m) tall and wide. Young leaves are bright purple red in spring, contrasting with the yellow flowers; the medium-sized leaves then transition to a brownish shade in summer, but to dark green in hot summers. The petioles and veins remain purple red as well as the fruit. Foliage color in autumn is reported as purple, orange, crimson, and even yellow. This range in color may be a result of environmental and seasonal differences, and possibly more than one clone is offered under the ‘Schwedleri’ name.
Hardy to USDA Zone 3A This selection was found by and named after Carl Heinrich Schwedler (1807-1880), head gardener for Prince Hohenlohe, in Slawentitz (Polish, Sławięcice), Upper Silesia (Śląsk), Prussia, now Poland. It originated in 1864, described in 1869, and in American commerce before 1886. Widely planted and very common in the past, more recently it has been replaced by ‘Crimson King’, ‘Deborah’, and Fairview™; all three of which have a genetic connection to ‘Schwedleri’
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