Grown for its strikingly intense purple foliage and harmonious clear pink flowers, lemon-muscat scented, followed by purple-black elderberries, suitable for winemaking.
Suitable for: Sun or partial shade, any fertile soil, chalk tolerant.
Height and Spread in 10 yeats: Up to 3m (10ft), if not pruned.
Planting: Water thoroughly before planting. Plant in hole large enough to avoid disturbing rootball. Re-fill hole with soil previously mixed with peat substitute and a suitable fertiliser.
Care: Keep moist in first year. Prune to ground in Winter every 2-3 year, or take out old wood.