The leaves emerge vibrant red, but then turn rich claret and later reddish green as they mature. Before they are shed in autumn, the leaves turn scarlet, putting on a fantastic display in pots or borders. Initially upright, it becomes more spreading and bushy over time, but it's still an excellent option for smaller gardens.
- Position: partial shade
- Soil: fertile, moist, well-drained neutral to acid soil
- Rate of growth: slow-growing
- Hardiness: fully hardy