Commonly known as Patentleaf sugarbush
- This species is one of the rodent sugarbushes.
- It grows to 1m sprawling shrub.
- Flowering occurs from late winter to early spring.
- The sharply pointed grey to purplish-green leaves conceal a bowl-shaped flower with dark bracts.
- Prefers hot, dry sun-facing slopes.
- Seeds should be sown in Autumn.
- Hardy to USDA zone 8.