A very rare and distinct species, collected from high altitude in the Simien Mountains, Ethiopia. A small tree in the wild, but here a medium to large shrub with the tiniest slimmest leaves on wiry shoots. Persistent flowers are a golden-yellow to orange-yellow, flushed red on the reverse, and borne from red tinted buds in early summer. They age to form a propeller shape. Hardy in milder gardens or if sheltered. I grow it with good success in an open position high in the Cotswolds, where it survived the Beast from the East 2018 with merely some leaf loss..