'Ruslyn in the
Pink' has rather large leaves for a dwarf. The foliage first appears
pink or orange pink in early spring depending on the amount of sunlight
it receives. The foliage begins to darken to red and then purple within
a few weeks. As summer takes over from spring older growth eventually
fades from purple to bronze and eventually olive green. Any late summer
growth comes out with the pink color from early spring. The fall color
crimson and is very dramatic for a small tree. 'Ruslyn in the Pink' was discovered by Vern Palmeter at Ruslyn Nursery in New Platz, New York.