Hardiness: USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 °C (-5 °F) USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 °C (0 °F) USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 °C (5 °F) USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 °C (10 °F) USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 °C (15 °F) USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F) USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F) USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F) USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F)
Sun Exposure: Full Sun
Danger: Pollen may cause allergic reaction
Bloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: Mid Summer
Other details: May be a noxious weed or invasive This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds Flowers are fragrant Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Soil pH requirements: 7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
Patent Information: Patented
Propagation Methods: From seed; stratify if sowing indoors
Seed Collecting: Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored
On Sep 27, 2011, greenobsessed from Champaign, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:
i live in central illinois, i bought one of these at lowes knowing it wouldnt winter over, however in late spring the following year i loved the dead wood of the skeleton so i planted a few clematis to grow in the skeleton and ...in june VOILA it made 5 huge new branches and is now 5 feet across! im going to mulch it and wrap it in burlap and hope for a reappearance in spring.. i didnt bloom this year though
On Aug 15, 2011, Gourd from Mesilla Park, NM wrote:
We finally found a local source for this cultivar and planted two 4 ' trees. They are doing great and didn't skip a beat in this heat at 103 when we transplanted them. We did use fish emulsion to water them several times and one of them is blooming this week and has tons of buds.
On Sep 26, 2007, Pierantonio from Bristol, RI wrote:
Just planted this tree in July 2007. New shoots appeared almost immediately and it appears to be prospering. It likes dry poor soil. I would recommend that you NOT fertilize at all. Very pleasing appearance.
On Sep 6, 2006, rcn48 from Lexington, VA (Zone 6a) wrote:
We first saw this tree at J.C. Raulston Arboretum in Raleigh, NC in October, 2003. We were extremely impressed with the rich 'chocolate' foliage and the fact that it tolerated the heat and humidity of Raleigh's summers without losing its rich color like so many other popular burgundy foliage plants. We've now found a perfect spot in our gardens to highlight this exciting new cultivar. The foliage alone is beautiful, but we're looking forward to the bonus of the attractive flowers in years to come.
On Oct 25, 2005, ineedacupoftea from Denver, CO wrote:
There is a young tree at the botanical gardens where I work, and this plant receives more questions and compliments than anything else. I was suprised to see the leaves survive our hot/altitude/thin atmosphere/ Sun, not to mention a soil salty enough to beat dahlias. 2-3' per year.
On Feb 15, 2005, loplantguy from Lake Oswego, OR wrote:
A beautiful tree the first year in the ground.Three feet plus of growth over the season. New growth is greenish and changes to chocolate brown in the sun. Especially nice to look down on with its horizontal habit. Very available from a national grower in independent nurseries.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
, (3 reports) Grenoble, Green Valley, Arizona Peoria, Arizona Scottsdale, Arizona Martinez, California Reseda, California San Francisco, California San Leandro, California Grand Junction, Colorado Sanford, Florida Gresham Park, Georgia Champaign, Illinois Covington, Louisiana De Ridder, Louisiana Fallston, Maryland Pahrump, Nevada Burlington, New Jersey Mesilla Park, New Mexico Roswell, New Mexico Mechanicstown, New York Scotts Corners, New York Kirtland Hills, Ohio Midwest City, Oklahoma Lake Oswego, Oregon Bristol, Rhode Island North Kingstown, Rhode Island Edisto Beach, South Carolina Belton, Texas Galveston, Texas Marion, Texas Round Rock, Texas Amelia Court House, Virginia Lexington, Virginia Norfolk, Virginia Buckley, Washington Olympia, Washington Seattle, Washington Vancouver, Washington Erbacon, West Virginia