|A double flowered form that blooms three weeks earlier than the species. Offered by Otto Eisenhut in Switzerland, in 1990.
Deciduous tree or shrub with a spreading habit. Light gray bark with brownish twigs with fine hairs. Bright green leaves, with lower silvery surface covered with fine hairs. White cup-shaped flowers are fragrant, 3 inches wide and nodding. Fruit is pretty, large and pink. Prefers partial shade but is adaptable to sun and drier conditions. Easily grown from seed, flowers at 5- 7 years old. Native to woods and thickets at high altitudes in Sichuan, China.