'Hayward' what can I say? It is beautiful. Definately an upright bush. It hasn't grown as fast as some others, but sometimes that is a good thing. There are a few others that grow a bit slow and all of these would make great long term container bushes and/or bonsai. Especially since, for bonsai, you don't want something that grows fast and puts out huge new shoots. But don't make you decision against it yet, it could just be the conditions it has been growing in. The flower is worth it though, don't you think?