|Foliage:||deep green on top, greyish-green below, sharply toothed, bronzy-red new growth|
|Flowers:||deep pink - carmine, in rounded corymbs, VII un VIII-X|
Used in informal, low-growing hedges, groups or as solitaire (single).
Sunny location, dry - medium moist, well-drained, medium rich, acid - slightly alkaline garden soil. Won't tolerate too much moisture.
First pruning is before leaves emerges to promote abundant flowering - prune 1/3 - 1/4 of the shrub. Second pruning is after flowering in July (remove old flowers) for repeated flowering in Autumn. Blooms on new growth.