Japanese evergreen, small dense branched shrub. Rose-red hose in hose flowers are profusely borne in spring. Best in an open situation. Found as a sport on Amoenum, and can revert. Selected form of R. kiusianum var kiusianum.
Hardy in a sheltered site in most UK, Coastal France and northern Italy and Pacific Northwest gardens, but may be damaged in severest winters. Often early into flower and growth.