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DeciduousLeaves often 3-lobed 4-8cm (1½-3in) long, dark green above, mid green and softly hairy beneath
Shades of pinkAll shades of pink through to Carmine (red)Bright pink
HeightTo 3m (10ft)
SpreadSlowly to 3m (10ft)
Tall ShrubDensely branched shrub. Produces solitary or paired flowers 2-3.5cm (¾-1½in) across, followed by spherical red fruit, 1cm (½in) across
Hardy - very cold winterHardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
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Additional FeaturesBerriesThese plants have berries.Pests & DiseasesAphids, caterpillars, bullfinches. Silver leaf, honey fungus, blosson wilt, bacterial canker.Place of originChina
Garden Location/ConditionsSuitable for small gardens
(see photos above)
Leaf shapeEllipticBroadly elliptic(see photos above)
Pruning groupPruning group 4Suitable for: Deciduous trees and shrubs that flower on current year's growth or are grown for winter stem effect.
Pruning: Hard prune to a low permanent framework.
When: Annually in early Spring.
RHS group 5, 6 & 7
Soil ConditionsFertile moist well-drained soilModerately fertile
to 3m (10ft)
slowly to 3m (10ft)