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© Deeproot Plant Base
poisonous or irritant
part shade, shade
moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: acid
minimum temp: -12°C
USDA zone: 8 to 9
Large shrub or small tree with very large, glossy dark green leaves with a cinnamon coloured indumentum underneath. Pale yellow flowers, sometimes tinged with red, with a deep crimson basal blotch..
Likes some shade and the protection of a tree canopy overhead.
Suitable for large woodland gardens.
From Yunnan and NE Burma. Introduced by George Forrest in 1912.