Description: Has dense, dark green foliage that turns yellow-orange, then red to purple in the autumn. Looks best when massed with the same species (multiple shrubs planted together). The red fall color will be more dramatic on plantings that receive more sunlight. This small, mound-shaped shrub will spread by suckers to form thickets over time, making it a good choice for massing, hedgerows or shrub borders. The yellow honeysuckle-shaped flowers, which can also be reddish in color, attract butterflies and other pollinators. The fruit capsules are desirable to many songbirds, autumn through winter. Also a larval host for the Fawn Sphinx Moth. It is drought tolerant and adapts easily to poor, rocky soils, including as a foundation planting. Very tough shrub that takes well to late winter pruning. One of TLC's favorite shrubs for home landscaping use! If you only plant one, it can look leggy. Plant at least three close together and they'll look fuller.
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