Habit: Select large shrub or short-stem small tree, 3-5 (8) m tall and wide, initially funnel-shaped, upright, later expansive and broad, rounded, slow-growing.
Flowers: Before leaves shoot, densely packed, like tulips, bells, pink to pink-white, end of April to beginning of May here.
Leaves: Fresh green, 10-15 cm long, thickish, pale yellow in October.
Demands: Only full sun, flower buds sensitive to late frost.
Soil: Avoid chalk.
Hardiness: Zone 6b