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shrub, evergreen, scented/aromatic
poisonous or irritant
full sun, part shade
moist soil, clay soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: acid
minimum temp: -15°C
USDA zone: 7 to 10
Large evergreen shrub or small tree with aromatic oblong-elliptic dark green leaves, scaly rusty red-brown underneath. Trusses of mauve-pink to lilac-purple flowers with brown spots inside, in March and April.
Moist, well drained humus rich acid soil. Thrives in full sun.
From Burma, Southeast Tibet, Sichuan and Yunnan..