The compound and toothed leaves are at first purple brown as the buds burst, then turn bronze to golden yellow and end up light green. The shrub thus shows different shades simultaneously, giving it a shimmery effect. Plant in a sunny position to show off all these colours at their best. In the autumn the leaves turn purple again.
From May - June the small creamy white inflorescences stand out harmoniously from the purple, yellow and green foliage. They are followed by black berries at the end of summer and in autumn.
The shape of the shrub is erect and well branched.
Among others for the decorative effect of its foliage, SERENADE is best used in beds and free standing hedgerows.
Tolerates trimming well, keeping it to a moderate size. Cut back short in early spring by renewing the old branches (only 1/3, to obtain flowers on the uncut branches).
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