This is a fast-grower that can take full sun to part shade.
It’s cold hardy and does fine in Zone 9B, though some frost protection is preferred.
You can keep it 3 feet tall by 3 to 5 feet wide. It can get quite a bit taller, but its wide-branching growth and regular trimming will keep the height manageable.
Add top soil or organic peat moss to the hole when you plant. You can also add composted cow manure to the mix to enrich the soil.
The vine-like growth may require regular trimming to keep the plant the height you need and the shape you want. Give it a hard pruning in spring (late March to early April).
Water regularly…this shrub is considered moderately drought-tolerant once established, but regular irrigation will keep it at its best. It doesn’t even mind “wet feet” so you can use it in areas where the soil stays moist well after a rain.
Fertilize 3 times a year – spring, summer and fall – with a good granular fertilizer. Supplement feedings, if you like, with bone meal and/or liquid fertilizer to promote heavier bloom.