Samall to medium size compact hardy deciduous shrub. The original species was introduced by Robert Fortune in 1845 from China. It also occurs naturally in Korea and Japan. This beautiful newly introduced attractive culitvar is distinct by virtue of its compact growth and attractive foliage which emerges with wide creamy yellow margins, which during summer, develop pink tones. Funnel shaped soft pink flowers are produced in May and June in abundance. For best leaf colour it should be planted in full sun. Can be grown as part of a mixed planting, as an individual specimen, or in a pot or container. Use a good quality John Innes compost as this plant will be there a long time and peaty types of compost eventually degrade and become too packed and choke the roots. Ensure you feed regularly as a hungry plant is a poor performer. We recommend Osmoscote pro 8-9 month applied in the early spring. One application gives all the nutrients the plant requires for the whole year. John Innes is a soils based compost.