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Small nodding reddish-violet flowers with recurving tepals. Pale yellow filaments and anthers. Robin Savill notes that "This rare species native to Japan, China and Taiwan has had poor reviews in the past but [a good] form ... is free-flowering and particularly effective when viewed from below."

Approximate height: 2.0 - 5.0 metres
Flowering period(s): Aug Sep Oct Nov
Aspect: Any aspect
Pruning: Hard prune (Group 3)
Country of origin: Japan China Taiwan
Parentage: Species
Other name(s): None known

Further detail:

Flower diameter: 1-2cm
Tepals: 4; 1.2-2.5cm long, 0.5-0.8cm wide, broadly lanceolate to narrowly oblong, very thick