This is an evergreen and has bright red tips on its leaves in the spring, about half of the color will gradually turn green after a few months but first it blooms beautiful white flowers which attract butterflies. By the way the red tips last most of the year but aren't as bright. They're known to grow like trees if not trimmed and do well in zones 7-9.
We have 3 of them and this one shown is always trimmed. It gets 8 hours full sun and is rarely watered. One of our other red tips is only trimmed on the sides and is 10 feet tall plus the red tips are not as bright (this may be caused by less sun).
These dense healthy shrubs are pretty to look at plus provide needed privacy for us not to mention the birds that enjoy hiding in them. The hook in front of this one is for our humming birds...in the summer it's one of their hiding places.