|Fast growing, evergreen shrub or small tree. Leaves are ovate to rounded, rich green and 4 to 8 inches long. Leaves are maple-like in appearance. Grown for showy, pendent, open bell-shaped flowers in deep crimson from spring to fall. This plant was a favorite of Victorians, growing well in bright conservatories and relocated outside in containers during warmer months. Whiteflies, spider mites, scale insects and and mealy bugs may be a problem. May be grown outside year round in frost-free areas or against warm wall or protected space in marginal areas. Use in shrub border, container garden, or as espalier.