This plant enjoys a partly shaded exposure. It is a good choice for a northeast exposure.
The ideal soil is rich, cool and well drained with a neutral pH. When planting, amend the soil with compost and water regularly to encourage root establishment. Thereafter, simply watering during dry periods and adding compost annually will meet its nutritional needs.
Hardiness and protection
Hardy to Zone 5, buds and branch tips often freeze in our climate. Therefore, the plant needs to be protected from cold and drying winds.