Picturesque, horizontal, sweeping branches in layered tiers. Glossy, dark-green leaves are glaucous beneath. They glow rich purple-red in autumn and this colour persists well into winter. Cream-white flowers sit atop the branches in summer. Blue fruit follows which birds relish. Deciduous tree that grows at a fast rate to reach 10m (H) x 6m (W) in 10 years.