|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
A stunning upright, bushy shrub or small tree with many different characteristics that display throughout the season. It has deciduous recurved mid green leaves arranged in symmetrical ranks on its branches, a profuse display of clusters of small fragrant white flowers from late summer to late autumn. After the blooms have fallen their calyxes remain on the branches and turn a strong pinky red, lingering for up to another month and adding yet more display to the garden. Its tan bark peels and has a soft textured look, looking great close to a path or seating area, adding another dimension to its graceful branching habit.
Grow in moist but well-drained soil in sun/part shade.
Height and spread after 3 – 4 years 1.5m x 1m
Semi mature height and spread after 8 – 10 years 3.5m x 3m
Potential height and spread after 15 – 20 years , 8m x 4m