|Named for its exotic, brilliant red, pendulous catkin flowers that bloom almost year round. Upright shrub is sparsely branched and has ovate, green leaves. Weeping form and stunning flowers of this tropical plant makes an ideal hanging basket or accent in a container garden. Reaches 6 to 10 feet tall and about 3 to 6 feet wide. Give partial shade and moderate water. 'Alba' has catkins in off-white.