Description: Small to medium tree to about 30′ tall.
Flower: Produced in large, showy clusters of long, narrow, pink tubular flowers up to 5″ long, end in white spreading lobes.
Leaves: Opposite, simple leaves. Top surface of the leaf is green and the bottom is dark purple. Can grow up to 8″ long. Also has a variegated form.
Fruit: Small, violet, 4-lobed fruit.
Elevation: 0-4,000 feet
Impact: A highly invasive shrub. Produces large amounts of viable seeds that are spread by birds. Also propigates quickly through sprouts and root suckers.