A semi-evergreen shrub found as a naturalised garden escape on walls, rough grassland and on limestone debris. Lowland.
This species has been cultivated in Britain since 1906. It was recorded from the wild in 1987 (Mid-W. Yorks.). It may under-recorded, and confused with H. `Hidcote` and other similar cultivated taxa.
Native of China, Assam and Burma.
PLANTATT - Attributes of British and Irish plants. (.zip 1455KB) This dataset was compiled and published in 2004, and last updated in November 2008. Download includes an Excel spreadsheet of the attributes, and a PDF explaining the background and nomenclature. Note that the PDF version is the booklet as published, whereas the Excel spreadsheet incorporates subsequent corrections. A hardcopy can be purchased from the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology.