|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.|
Originating from Japan
In the cold and barren winter months the sight of this tree is most welcome. Its flowering begins after the small oval leaves have created their own autumnal display by turning shades of red and yellow. Flowering sporadically at almost anytime throughout the winter, the main display is usually in February or March, when the crown can become a billowing mass of pink tinted blossom.
An extremely hardy and easy to grow species succeeding in all soils, it develops a denser crown and flowers better in full sun.
Height and spread after 4 – 5 years 2m x 1.5m.
Semi mature height and spread after 10 – 12 years if not pruned 3.5m x 3m
Potential mature height and spread after 20 years plus 5m x 4m