Open, upright, deciduous shrub to about 5 ft (1.5 m). Leaves 4-6 cm long, thin, lance shaped, bristles parallel to the upper surface toward the margins, at least when young. Flowers are wide funnel-shaped, to about 3-4 cm across, clear, light pink. Flowers appear in late winter well ahead of the leaves [“a real winter spirit-lifter”, H.E. Greer].
- - 15°F, very early; quality rating: 3-4/3/3 [flower / plant & foliage / performance; scale 1 (poor) - 5 (best)].
The species is native to Korea, Mongolia, Russia, and parts of northern China. ‘Cornell Pink’ received the RHS Award of Garden Merit.
Oregon State Univ. campus: south side of Cordley Hall