Posted: 08/12/2013 at 10:28
I have reservations about Midwinter Fire. It's a stunning colour but it's not robust like some of them. I get bits of die back at the ends of stems and the spring leaf colour is uninspiring. Maybe it's my soil and not the fault of the shrub though.
I wouldn't choose by name, I'd go to a nursery that stocks them and choose by colour