Both specimens did terribly – eaten by root weevils and then lost most leaves over winter. If I try this one again I’ll likely put it in a pot on the deck, possibly sheltering it in the sunroom over winter.
UPDATE 2021: Planted one in the back yard, one in the north side yard by the fence/acuba. Unfortunately root weevils seem to love this plant, which pretty much ruins the look. I may end up pulling these out and putting them in pots.
I still have no idea where to put this one – it’s in pot on the deck for now. I love the glossy pointed leaves and red stems. They look great at their current nursery gallon pot size, but they get to 10 x 10 feet, so I’m waiting until all the hidden perennials plants have shown themselves this spring – maybe I’ll have a better sense of where they might fit after that
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