This shrub has excellent deep purple foliage throughout the summer, followed by peeling bark that adds interest in the winter. It has an upright growth habit that works well as an accent, hedge, or large foundation plant. In the summer, it has creamy-white to pink blossoms.
This shrub can grow in partial sun to full sun but appreciates some afternoon shade. It adapts to a wide range of soils. It has no serious pests or diseases.