|1||15C+||Indoor||Grow as a houseplant or under heated glass.|
|2||10 to 15C+||Indoor / Outdoor||Grow indoors, or outdoors in summer in a sheltered spot|
|3||5 to 10C||Tender||Grow outdoors in summer, and in a heated glasshouse in winter.|
|4||1 to 5C||Tender||Grow outdoors or under glass without risk of frost.|
|5||-5 to 1C||Half-Hardy||Hardy in coastal/mild/sheltered areas. Will not tolerate hard/sudden frost. May require winter protection in situ. such as fleece or straw mulch.|
|6||-10 to -5C||Hardy||May suffer at altitude, central/northerly locations, harsh winters, cold gardens and when grown in pots.|
|7||-15 to -10C+||Hardy||Will survive most severe winters but may be at risk in central/northerly locations and in pots. Top growth may be destroyed but will usually re-grow.|
|8||-20 to -15C||Hardy||Will survive severe winter, but may need protection when grown in pots.|
|9||-20C & Colder||Very Hardy / Hardy||in the severest European climates.|
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Originating from China
Slender, arching shoots with silvery/green leaves. In early summer it produces fragrant lilac flowers that wreathe the pendulous branches and cause a sensation, looking like a pink firework has been set off. The branches arch and then hang back down in an untidy yet charming way, adding to the display. This makes the most superb weeping tree with a little pruning, and is excellent as a specimen, or the pendulous branches can emerge from amongst other plants, breaking forward from other heavier foliage in a jungle setting, or from in between small trees in a woodland style.
This robust species is easy to grow, tolerating a wide range of soil conditions, it likes sun or part shade and whilst it appreciates a moist soil it will grow in chalky or sandy ones.
Height and spread after 4 – 5 years 2m x 1.5m
Semi mature height and spread, if not pruned after 10 – 12 years 3 x 3m