A variegated sport of the older Japanese cultivar 'Akashigata'. Particularly valuable in cooler climates as it has an exceptional cold resistance. It has a large semi-double flower of deep pink, marbled white. Dark glossy oval leaves measure approx. 3 to 5 inches long by 1-3 inches wide. Upright growth Habit.Prefers slightly acidic soils with filtered sun to Full shade. Great for use in shade gardens, woodland plantings, Flowering evergreen hedges, as a specimen plant, or in large container gardening. Evergreen.