This unusual rhododendron could easily be mistaken for a Correa or Erica.
In early spring it produces long red tubular flowers which stand erect in clusters.
Itl is a species rhododendron which occurs naturally in the wild, in the highlands of Yunnan in China.
The small, narrow leaves open with an orange tinge and mature to a deep green.
It forms an upright shrub which will benefit from an occasional trim to promote a bushier habit.
This is one for anyone liking unusual plants.