Leaves are alternate, some whorled at the top of shoots, convolute in aestivation, lanceolate to oblong, acute or obtuse with a mucronate tip at the apex, rounded or slightly cordate at the base, entire except the slightly crenulate upper margin, often puberulous above near the base, paler and sparsely glandular-scaly beneath.
Pale yellowish green flowers open in April to May.
Capsules ripening in October, cylindric.
This shrub occurs on ridges and cliffs in cool- to warm-temperate zone.
It is planted in garden as an ornamental.
Distribution ; Honshu (Kantou to west), Shikoku, Kyushu, Yaku Island
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