A natural work of art.
Picture a small tree or large shrub that yields hundreds of sublime burgundy rose flowers, blooming from June through August, attracting a whole community of hummingbirds. This beauty can be planted in large pots to enhance a hardscape or directly in the ground. Best on hot south or west facing walls. Grows rapidly in hot, dry western climates, developing twisted trunks and shaggy bark. Thin leaves shed early and long podlike fruits last through winter. Easy to grow, adaptable to most conditions. Height: 15 to 25 ft., spread 10 to 15 ft. With deep, infrequent irrigation, this fast grower will cover itself with a profusion of summer flowers. Stop watering in September and deeply mulch base of stems for several winters to help establish the tree. Prolonged sub-zero winter temperatures may freeze it to the ground, yet established plants can re-sprout and grow rapidly.