SEMI FROST HARDY
MEDIUM WATER REQUIREMENTS
A dainty-looking small tree or shrub which bears sprays of showy pink flowers for a long period in summer. The smooth dark brown bark has distinct vertical markings. The branches provide perches for birds which visit the shrub to feed on the myriad of insects which are attracted to the plant. The leaves are mid green and semi-deciduous. The flowers are rich in nectar and attract butterflies and other pollinating insects. The flowers are followed by seed pods 3-4cm long that explode and twist to release the small dark brown seeds.