A rare hybrid between two unusual species; eurybracteata and gracilipes, both introduced in 1980 from Sichuan, China. A smallish, erect, evergreen shrub with upright or relaxed racemes of yellow, red or orange, sometimes bicoloured flowers in late summer. Foliage can favour either parent or be inbetween, either green or grey-green, sometimes with broad leaflets, others narrow. The fruit are very attractive, like strings of little bluey-black grapes. Has grown to 2m by 2.5m in 30yrs with me but can easily be kept much smaller. For a semi-shaded site in most soils. Hardy.