It 'a small deciduous tree. The bark is dark gray. The leaves are intense green and have smooth appearance.
The flowers are pink-lilac and appear before the leaves, in March-April, coming out directly from the cortex.
The fruits are dark and pendulous pods.
Masterpieces of the hall
The garden of the museum is not born by chance. It wants to give a suggestion. The walk that crosses recalls the path of a river and, on its "banks", there are some plants that existed already in Pleistocene. Almost all are still part of Mediterranean and temperate environments that characterize the Italian peninsula.