Pot Size: 9cm
Plant Height (Inc. Pot): 20-30cm
Characteristics: Vibrantly red-coloured new growth foliage in the spring turns into lighter shades of red to pink and transitions into white and then green.
Growth & Spread: Slow growing. With heights up to 1.5 to 3.0 m and spreads about 1.5 to 2.5 m.
Flourishing Season: Small and white, bell-shaped flowers attached to racemes appear in the mid to late spring time of April to May.
Water & Maintenance: Water until established. Prefers regular watering, especially during hotter weather to maintain moist, but well-drained soils. Low maintenance overall.
“Forest Flame” is noted for its new growth leaves which set the visual landscape on fire. The spring time is the best time to observe this, as the surge in new growth brings out this fiery foliage. These colours transform over to pinks then creamy whites and finally green.
Also, in the spring time, small, bell-shaped flowers form in clusters on racemes which gently droop due to the weight of the flowers and are found throughout the plant. These flowers are also mildly scented.
As it is a more acidic-loving plant, it is great to companion plant with azaleas and rhododendrons. They prefer sheltered areas with full sun to partial shade. Although they are hardy, it is best to provide these plants with shelter, especially from winter winds.
Tending towards a rounded and compact habit, this shrub is a stunner in the spring time. In containers, they are great for patio areas. They work well in informal gardens and flower borders. This plant also adds beautiful accents in landscape settings and sloped areas, as long as the soil is more acidic and well-drained.
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