- Position: full sun or partial shade
- Soil: fertile, moist but well-drained neutral to acid soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: March to April
- Flower colour: white
- Other features: produces edible, purple-black fruit in June
- Hardiness: fully hardy
- Garden care: To train as a standard tree select the strongest, straightest stem, removing all of the laterals up to 0.6-1.5m (3-5ft) from the ground in winter. Alternatively, to train as a multi-stemmed tree remove stems that are growing too close together back to ground level.
Delicate, star-shaped, white flowers in March to April and bronze leaves maturing to dark green and then orange and red in autumn. Noted for its beautiful autumn leaf colour, this upright-stemmed shrub or tree is an ideal specimen plant for a shrub or mixed border in full sun or part-shade.
This is a single-stemmed plant in a 10 litre pot, but they can be planted close together to create a multi-stemmed effect.
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