Light: Requires 6+ hours of direct exposure to sunlight each day to get the best foliage color and highest flower count.
Soil: Prefers moist but well-drained soil, but will perform well in a range of soils – alkaline, acidic, clay.
Water: Average water needs, but does best in soils that are moist. A layer of mulch will help
Fertilizing: If desired, fertilize in early spring using a granular (not liquid) fertilizer formulated for woody plants, like a rose or tree fertilizer. One application a year is sufficient in most areas. However, if you are starting with a very small plant, you may wish to fertilize monthly through late July to encourage more rapid growth.
Pruning: Not recommended. If any shaping is desired, prune in the wintertime while it is dormant.