First sign of spring with an early blooming fragrant flower. Blooms emerge before the leaves and are red at base that fades to orange on twisting petals. Attractive fall color of yellows and reds. Will keep some of the spent leaves through till spring for some winter interest. Prefers full sun to part shade and moister soils. Grows to be about 7-9 feet tall and 8-10 feet wide. Deer tolerant.