Described thusly in the trade: An upright deciduous shrub with a slow-growing, compact form and lovely small burgundy-red leaves. Fall color includes bright orange and red. Prefers sun/partial shade in well-drained soil. 5' tall x 3' wide in 10 years. Hardy to -20 degrees. USDA zone 5. Its a witches broom, as it has the characteristic stubby middle lobe on some leaves. Enjoy pics..