Masses of pure white flowers are seen in late summer. Superb exfoliating cinnamon bark and brilliant orange and red autumn colour. A hybrid of L. indica and L. fauriei raised by Don Egolf in the USA, this, despite popular belief, flowers regularly in the Southern UK at least. Plants at Kew have flowered heavily in late summer for many years, including poor cool summers. A drought tolerant large shrub, highly suited to a climate change future in the UK.