A sister seedling to V. x bodnantense 'Dawn'. Habit is upright-spreading with stiff, coarse branching. Grows 10-12' tall and about 2/3 as wide. Flowers are slightly larger and a brighter pink than 'Dawn' and have yellow anthers. Flowers at a very young age and thought to be more free flowering. The leaves are also larger than that of 'Dawn'.
Just as one of its parents (V. farreri), this hybrid and its cultivars bloom in very early spring on naked stems.
If planted in full sun, do not allow this plant to dry out. A welcome site announcing the arrival of spring. The large open habit can be masked by planting smaller shrubs in front, allowing the flowering branches to extend above them.