I had a gorgeous pink one which lasted me three years, then I decided to trim it before bringing it down to my basement, for the winter months, at 60 degrees temperature, and I think I trimmed it too much.
What a great loss!
I saw a video a couple of days ago of a man wrangling a brug out of a big pot. I couldn't believe how much he cut back and how much of the roots he trimmed back while digging it out of the pot.
Rubies, I have several colors of brugs. I could send you a cutting of a pink one once they root. I have to cut mine all the way down and take cuttings and root them every year. It works well. You will simply need to pot it and keep it in a window with sun over winter and then plant it outside in spring, after frost...Betty