USDA Zone 3 (-40°F) to USDA Zone 8 (10°F).
5-6' (1.5-2 m)
2-3 times per week
Provide enough water in fall, before freeze
Cultivated mainly for its bright winter stems, this deciduous flowering shrub also provides striking variegated foliage. Flowers and fruit attract butterflies and birds. Well-suited for hedges or screens. Prune out some of the oldest stems every spring or all stems near the ground every few years. Prefers evenly moist, well-drained soil.