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poisonous or irritant
full sun, part shade
preferred soil pH: acid
minimum temp: -15°C
USDA zone: 7 to 9
Beautiful spreading large evergreen shrub or small tree with stout shoots and drooping, large dark green leaves up to 30cm long. Trusses of bell shaped pale lilac-pink to rose-pink flowers, purple spotted inside, from February to April.
Moist, well drained humus rich acid soil
Introduced from Western China by E.H. Wilson in 1900.