Epithet: leaves in fives
AM 1931 (Cawdor, Haslemere),flowers white, spotted pale green;
AM 1958 (Exbury),flowers white with olive green spots
Shrub or small tree, 1.2 - 7.6m high
Flowers: 1-3, produced with the leaves from the same terminal bud, rotate-campanulate, 23-28 x 30-43mm, pure white with green spots.
April - May
Leaves: deciduous, in pseudowhirls of 4-5 at the end of the branchlets, broadly obovate, oval or broadly elliptic, 30-50 x 18-30mm, upper surface pale green, often with a red-purple margin, glabrous, midrib pubescent, margin ciliate, underside pubescent towards the base or glabrous.
Distribution: Honshu and Shikoku (Japan),700-1500m.
Location: Hanby Garden, Branford, Ct, USA
Photo: Philippe de Spoelberch