It will survive in a wide range of climates, They prefer full sun or partial-shade with deep, well-drained soil. You can propagate from seeds or cutting.
You can propagate from seed sown in autumn or spring (but forms selected for leaf colour do not come true). Evergreen current growth cuttings can be taken from autumn to spring. Deciduous softwood cuttings in summer.
Pests, diseases or disorders
Honey fungus may be a problem; young plants are more susceptible.