• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Filtered sun
    Watering Needs:
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    A large shrub or small tree to 10 feet tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Showy Flowers
    Blooms:
    Spring and summer
    Landscape Uses:
  • Detail
    Plant type:Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:A large shrub or small tree to 10 feet tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Burgundy
    Blooms:Spring and summer
    Flower color:Red
    Garden styleTropical
  • Care
    Care Information
    In the landscape, follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. In containers, check often to maintain moist conditions. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer to encourage blooms.Pruning time: early spring.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Filtered sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

Videos

YouTube Video
Plant Explorer Daniel J. Hinkley at Windcliff (2:05)
Join Daniel J. Hinkley, Plant Explorer for a behind the scenes glimpse into Windcliff, his gardens in the Pacific Northwest....
More Videos >