A Drummer hybrid of C. obovatus and C. ‘Velvet Cloak’, developed at Hillier Nurseries in the U.K. Outstanding large pink flower panicles in summer are 14″ high by 11″ wide. These feathery, graceful flower panicles give this large shrub the overall effect of a cloud of pink smoke over green leaves. The leaves are 4-6″ long and when young have a red tinge to them, turning to a blue-green with the summer. ‘Grace’ can be used effectively in the landscape as a small ornamental tree or a large shrub. Best in full sun to light shade and evenly moist soils. May die back in Zone 4, but will regrow easily from the roots.
Exposure: Full Sun
Fall Foliage: Red, orange, yellow