What we love most about this tough but pretty North American native flowering shrub is that it blooms right in the middle of winter into early spring, when we need color most in the landscape. This beauty produces a profusion of showy and fragrant frilly flowers in a variety of colors ranging from shades of yellow, orange and red with petals resembling twisted ribbons. Oval shaped leaves to 6 inches long emerge light green with reddish-bronze tints in spring, maturing to a medium to dark green by summer, and finally to attractive golden-yellow with the arrival of cooler temperatures in fall. You can leave this one to grow naturally as a large shrub or remove lower branches to form an outstanding small specimen tree reaching 6 to 12 feet tall and wide at maturity. A superior and easy-to-grow winter-flowering shrub for the landscape. Get all the details below!