Spreading deciduous tree with inversely heart-shaped, glaucous, blue green leaves to 10cm. Bears clusters of 3-6 magenta, lilac to white flowers in Spring before or during leaf-break.
BONSAI CULTIVATION NOTES
POSITION Full sun. Fully hardy to -10°C.
FEEDING Every two weeks throughout growing season.
REPOTTING Every two or three years in early Spring before flowering.
PRUNING Hard prune in late Winter before flowering . Trim new growth continually through growing season to keep shape.
PROPAGATION Sow seed outside in Autumn. Root semi-ripe cuttings in Summer.
PESTS AND DISEASES Canker, coral spot, Verticillium wilt, leafhoppers and Scale insects can be a problem.
STYLING Informal upright forms with single or multiple trunks. Suitable for medium to large sizes.