Answer: This shrub should be root hardy where you are but it may suffer some winterkill especially in the early years until it becomes established and occasionally in extra cold years. You will need to remove winter damaged wood from it each spring and any pruning needed to reshape it can be done in late winter or early spring as well. It should regrow quickly and since it flowers on new growth all summer it should still bloom just fine. It prefers a well drained yet moist (meaning not soggy) acid soil so be sure to keep it well watered until it becomes established. A top dressing of compost and/or complete fertilizer such as 10-10-10 each spring plus several inches of organic mulch year round would be beneficial.
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