Winter hardy to about 10 degrees F. and generally considered to be plantable in the ground in USDA Zones 7b-11. In these warm winter areas, it is easily grown in average, consistently moist, well-drained garden soils in full sun to part shade. Best with part afternoon shade in hot summer climates. Tolerates heavy clays. Drought tolerant once established. May be trained as a small tree, shrub or espalier. Clip off growing tips to maintain compact size and to encourage bushiness. This shrub is usually available in multiple sizes.