Dense, compact habit. New growth foliage is yellowish green turning dark green and shiny. Purplish red buds open to white flowers in April. A cross between P. japonica and P. floribunda, retaining many desirable traits from both parents. Somewhat lace bug-resistant and hardier than all P. japonica cultivars. A local Connecticut introduction.
Likes well-drained, moist soil and mulch. Prune immediately after flowering in late spring by cutting branches to just above a set of leaves. Protect from winter winds.