Peregrina is a small tree or shrub reaching a height of 15 feet, spreading to about 10 feet; it has an open, symmetrical, rounded or vase-shaped crown and gray bark. Evergreen leaves are variable, glossy, alternate, oblong/obovate, fiddle-shaped or even-lobed, and 4-8 inches long; young leaves are bronze colored. Flowers are borne in upright clusters; blooms are star-shaped, bright scarlet to vermillion, about 1 inch wide and produced almost year round. Butterflies and hummingbirds are attracted to the flowers. Fruits are oval capsules, 1/2 to 1 inch, containing several smooth speckled seeds. Seeds or cuttings can be used for propagation. The seeds and milky sap are toxic. In cultivation, peregrine is hardy and tolerates a range of soil types, providing they are well-drained. It has no serious pest or disease problems. The tree is easily pruned to maintain a single trunk if desired, to shape the crown or to create a colorful hedge. It can be trained as an espalier plant and grown in containers. It is a showy garden, patio or deck, specimen or accent plant, and is suitable for highway medians and in parking lots.