On Jul 9, 2010, killdawabbit from Christiana, TN (Zone 6b) wrote:
(maximum x degronianum ssp yakushimanum)
Pink flowers funnel-shaped, wavy edges, 1¾" across, light yellowish-pink. Ball-shaped truss with about 20 flowers. Blooms late-midseason. Height 3' in 10 years. Leaves elliptic, flat, acute apex, cuneate base, 6" long, glossy above, white indumentum turns tan as leaves mature. Leaves retained 3 years.
I've been growing this for a couple of years now and it's a good doer so far. The foliage looks just like what one would think of as half yak and half maximum. Young plant that hasn't bloomed for me yet. Planted in full shade. Perfect foliage. Beautiful.