Catkins, leaf buds, and young leaves are dark purple in color . Leaf size is medium, allowing the contorted growth to be visible in the summer months. The leaves of ‘Red Dragon’, like those of ‘Contorta’, are somewhat curled. Compared with other selections in the trial, ‘Red Dragon’ showed better retention of red leaf color in late summer in leaves near the shoot terminals. Comments on ‘Red Dragon’ from nursery growers were overwhelmingly positive, especially for growth habit and color retention.
‘Red Dragon’ has red leaves, contorted growth habit, and resistance to eastern filbert blight (EFB) caused by Anisogramma anomala (Peck) E. Müller.
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