There are currently no active references in this article.
Much-branched shrub, 1-2.5m; young shoots and petioles densely covered with adpressed stiff broad flattened chestnut-brown hairs. Leaves of two kinds; spring leaves deciduous, 2-5 x 0.5-1.5cm, oblanceolate to narrowly obovate, apex acute, gland-tipped, both surfaces sparsely covered with stiff hairs, especially on midrib; summer leaves persistent, 1.5-3 x 0.2-0.6cm. Pedicels densely covered with stiff chestnut-brown hairs. Flowers 1(-2) per inflorescence; calyx c.1mm; corolla pink or carmine to scarlet, funnel-campanulate, 25-40mm; stamens 10; ovary densely covered with stiff grey or chestnut-brown hairs, style usually glabrous.
Distribution N Taiwan.
RHS Hardiness H2?.
This species is apparently closely allied to R. tashiroi.