During the summer, this plant has such a fully balanced form of deep, shiny green foliage that sometimes can become confused with dogwood varieties.
- drought tolerant
- full sun to shade ranges in exposure
- not susceptible to bugs or disease
- easy to prune
- fabulous red fall colouring of foliage and seed heads
- hardy (zone 3)
- native (Ontario/Eastern USA)
- seeds are food source for birds
- bees and butterflies like their late blooming flowers
|Not many shrubs have seed heads so rich in colour with contrasting blooms side by side.
|This is just the beginning of the real autumn show. Leaves turn deep burgundy before their autumn shed. Brilliant red seeds provide winter interest.
|Flowering from late July to October. Give the shrub a harsh, rounded prune in early spring and it will provide more new growth for better flowering like above.
It's worth asking your local garden centre to order you one.