Pot Size: 2 litre (deep)
Description: Evergreen scandent-climbing shrub with long slender floccose stems with few to many small curved prickles. One of our collections gathered from the Taipingshan area of northern Taiwan, in the winter of 1993, at around 2,000m growing at the edge of the extensive well preserved alpine forest. Having long narrow glossy mid-green thinly leathery leaves (5-14cm × 1.5-2.5(4)cm), creamy-tan tomentose-woolly below. Flowers pink, in long hairy terminal and axillary racemes, followed by red fruit. Best grown in a moisture retentive well drained organic soil, sheltered from freezing winds. Previously offered as R. swinhoei, our mis-identification.
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