Branchlets purplish, mealy when young but with almost no stellate hairs. Leaves mealy but lacking stellate hairs, shiny dark green above, paler beneath; ovate-lanceolate, 6–9 × 2–2.5 cm; margin sharply serrate, tips of teeth more or less spreading; gradually tapered to both ends, apex acute; petiole mealy. Flowers ~2.5 cm across, in clusters of 1–3; petals white, elliptic, notched on one side, the basal quarter overlapping when fully open. Sepals spreading in opened flowers. Styles and stigmas purple. Carpels usually 6. (Pers. obs. 2021)
USDA Hardiness Zone 8-10
RHS Hardiness Rating H4
A small, upright, evergreen tree flowering July-August, a hybrid or perhaps a selection of H. sexstylosa. Marketed in Europe – mainly Britain and maritime France – by Genesis Plant Marketing since about 2015 (Genesis 2021). Origin unknown.