Fast growing, old-fashioned shrub that's easy to grow. Pink, bell-shaped flowers are quite charming in late spring. Purplish bark when young, turning light brown as shrub matures. Bark peels and exfoliates on older stems. Dark green leaf color in summer turning reddish in fall. Grows 6' to 10' in height with a smaller spread. Likes well-drained soil and full sun for finest flowering.