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japonica var obvallata

Small, red, bell-shaped flowers, the tepals of which recurve slightly at the tips exposing a greeny-cream reverse. Unusually, the flower has a pair of leaf-like bracts at the base; these are clearly visible in the second photograph.

Approximate height: 2.0 - 2.5 metres
Flowering period(s): May Jun
Aspect: Sun or semi-shade
USDA zones: 5 6 7 8 9
Pruning: Light prune (Group 2)
Country of origin: Japan
Parentage: Species
Other name(s): obvallata; obvalata var obvalata

Further detail:

Tepals: 4, 2.5-3cm long