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A deciduous shrub of dense, rounded habit, up to 10 ft high, more in diameter; young stems glabrous or almost so. Leaves ovate to oval, 2 to 31⁄2 in. long, 1 to 13⁄4 in. wide, pointed, broadly tapered to rounded at the base, glabrous above, slightly hairy on the midrib and veins beneath, margins bristly. Flowers white, fragrant, in axillary clusters of two to four; corolla 5⁄8 in. long, 1⁄2 in. wide, the short rounded lobes reflexed; stamens glistening white, anthers bright yellow, conspicuously exposed. Bot. Mag., n.s., t. 323.
A hybrid between L. fragrantissima and L. standishii. Flowering like them early in February, it makes an attractive addition to early flowering shrubs.
This hybrid resembles L. fragrantissima in having the branchlets almost glabrous and the corollas glabrous on the outside; but the leaves are edged with bristly hairs as in L. standishii.