Found in Guizhou, SW China at 1800m, in 2011, this is possibly a new, undescribed species. It has proven hardier than other species in cultivation and the foliage is textured like no other I know, with impressed veins on the upper surface and a pale underside. White flower buds open to bright-blue flowers on acid soils (pink on alkaline) in late summer, followed by splendid intense-blue or purple berries. Makes a low growing small evergreen shrub 30 to 50cm tall. Best placed in a sheltered position in case of rare extreme cold.