All outdoor gardens are currently open. The Conservatory and public restrooms remain closed, due to the closure of the U.S. Capitol campus buildings. Please monitor www.USBG.gov for updates on operating status. USBG resources can be accessed online, including educational materials, virtual tours, and online programs by visiting www.USBG.gov/AtHome.
This red-flowered evergreen shrub is a wonderful garden addition to a sunny spot in the border or as an accent plant, and is hardy to Zone 7. Growing up to 10 feet, it responds well to heavy pruning. The leaves emerge as darker burgundy and green, and it blooms profusely in the spring and then sporadically.