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© Deeproot Plant Base
poisonous or irritant
preferred soil pH: acid
minimum temp: -15°C
USDA zone: 7 to 9
Large evergreen shrub or small tree. Large leathery leaves, up to 20cm long, with a buff-grey or cinnamon-brown indumentum underneath. Trusses of bell-shaped, rose-pink to white flowers, blotch and spotted dark crimson inside, in April and May.
Moist, well drained humus rich acid soil
Native to Sichuan, China, discovered and introduced by E.H. Wilson in 1908.