A deciduous shrub 3 or 4 ft high, much branched; twigs downy when young. Leaves oval-lanceolate, rhomboidal, or ovate; 1 to 2 in. long, 1⁄3 to 1 in. wide; unequally toothed; with scattered hairs above, and down on the nerves below; margins red when young. Flowers in pairs at the ends of short side twigs; corolla white with yellow in the throat, 3⁄4 to 1 in. long, widely funnel-shaped. Sepals usually five, 1⁄4 in. long, rosy, oblong-spathulate, slightly downy. Stamens shorter than corolla. Bot. Mag., t. 6601.
Native of Japan; introduced by Maries in 1880. It is hardy in the milder parts of the southern counties and grew well at Leonardslee, near Horsham.