USDA Zones 6 - 8. Some cultivars are hardy to zone 5B, and some can take the heat in zone 9A
Partial or filtered shade is best in warmer regions. The purple-leaved cultivars require full sun or their leaves will be green.
Likes well drained soil that is neutral to acid
Not drought tolerant. Does best with regular watering
The species usually stays about 15-20 ft (4.6-6 m) tall and wide, but can get larger under ideal conditions.
Small and inconspicuous. It is known for its beautiful foliage and form