Arching racemes of pink bell-shaped flowers cascade over glossy foliage in spring. Dramatic wine-red new growth emerges spring through summer. Lilac flower buds form in winter, extending the interest. This vigorous, moderately fast growing selection makes an excellent container accent, foundation planting or hedge. Evergreen. Care – Provide organically rich, slightly acidic, evenly moist, well-drained soil, with protection from harsh winds. Thrives in dappled shade. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Keep roots cool with a thick layer of mulch. Feed with an acid fertilizer after bloom.