R. moupinense

This Chinese beauty will top out around three feet in height, but it packs a lot of surprises — early flowers that are frost tolerant with pink and red tones; peeling red bark on a willowy plant and new growth that is truly bronze.

This plant is part of a breeding program at Chimacum Woods to intensify the pink and red of the flower and is the result of the third generation of selection. The picture above shows several plants in this round of bloom.

R. moupinense is a choice dwarf that is very free flowering. It dislikes a hot summer exposure but is quite drought resistant, doing well even near moisture greedy tree roots.

R. moupinense would appreciate: small amounts of fertilizer on Valentine’s day and Mother’s Day, gentle watering that keeps it moist and good drainage with well-aerated soil.